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Parnaparin is used to prevent formation of clots in blood vessels of lower leg or thigh (deep venous thrombosis) that can cause life-threatening complications in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). It is also used to treat other disorders related to formation of clots (thromboembolic disorders)

How it works

Parnaparin belongs to a class of medications called antithrombotics. It acts by enhancing the activity of substance that inhibits clotting of blood in the body, thereby preventing the formation of blood clots.

Common side effects

Nausea, Acute toxicity, Rash, Stomach upset


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 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)