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Parnaparin

INFORMATION

Uses

Parnaparin is used for heart attack, deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in deep veins) and pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lungs).

How it works

Parnaparin prevents the formation of harmful blood clots.

Common side effects

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Rash, Stomach upset

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Expert advice

  • Special care should be taken in elderly, patients with kidney or liver disorders, high blood pressure, very high or low body weight and gastrointestinal ulcers or other ulcers that may be prone to bleeding.
  • Caution must be exercised during treatment of parnaparin if you are undergoing surgeries of brain or spinal cord and/or if you are receiving anesthetic or painkiller injection in the spinal cord.
  • You will be monitored for platelet count during long-term treatments
  • Parnaparin is not recommended for use in patients with artificial valves in their heart.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any pain-killers or receiving any medications that interferes with clot formation as it can increase risk of bleeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to parnaparin or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if having a history of decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia) following administration of heparin
  • Do not take if having inflammation of inner surface of heart due to bacterial infection (bacterial endocarditis)
  • Do not take if there is bleeding in the brain leading to stroke (hemorrhagic cardiovascular accident) or other conditions that may increase risk of bleeding.


Content on this page was last updated on 30 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)