Unfractionated Heparin for Deep Vein Thrombosis
Unfractionated heparin can cause serious bleeding inside your body. But you will be watched closely, because it is typically given only in the hospital. Your medical team will watch you closely for signs of bleeding or other problems. You will get regular blood tests to check the effects of the medicine.
For your safety, heparin can be turned off quickly if it is given through an IV. This method is safe for people who might bleed or need procedures done in an emergency.
Side effects often happen at injection sites. These side effects include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology