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Brand name: Heparin Sodium (Pfizer (Perth))

Heparin Sodium (Pfizer (Perth)) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) heparin. On this page you will find out more about Heparin Sodium (Pfizer (Perth)), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has a recall notice on this product.

Heparin 5000 IU/5 mL injection 50 pack ampoules (Pfizer)

Recall Action Commencement Date: 11 August 2017 Expiry: February 2019

TGA Recall Reference: RC-2017-RN-01058-1

Batch Number: A473

AUST R Number: 49232

Reason: Pfizer Australia has been made aware that in one instance, Lignocaine 1% 50mg in 5mL ampoules were found inside of a box of Heparin 5000 IU in 5mL ampoules. Pfizer believes this to be an isolated case involving one Community Pharmacy in NSW.

Further information on this recall can be found at http://apps.tga.gov.au/PROD/SARA/arn-detail.aspx?k=RC-2017-RN-01058-1

Active ingredient in this medicine: heparin

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Heparin Sodium (Pfizer (Perth)) 25 000 units/5 mL injection solution, 50 x 5 mL ampoules

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless or straw coloured solution, free from visible impurities.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
5mL x 50: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Ampoule
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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