Active ingredients: heparin
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 26 NOVEMBER 2001: Prophylaxis and treatment of thromboembolic disorders such as thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, coronary or venous thrombosis and occlusive vascular disease. As a low-dose regimen for the prevention of thromboembolic complications arising as a result of cardiac and arterial surgery. As an anticoagulant during blood transfusions, extracorporeal circulation, dialysis and other perfusion techniques and in blood samples for laboratory purposes.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless or straw coloured solution, free from visible impurities.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient heparin
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems