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Heparin (Porcine) In D5W IV Uses
This medication is used to keep IV catheters open and flowing freely. Heparin helps to keep blood flowing smoothly and from clotting in the catheter by making a certain natural substance in your body (anti-clotting protein) work better. It is known as an anticoagulant.
This form of heparin must not be used to treat or prevent blood clots in the body.
Some products should not be used in newborns due to increased risk of side effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How To Use Heparin (Porcine) In D5W IV
This medication is given by injection into the IV catheter as directed by your doctor. Do not inject this medication into the body.
Heparin comes in many strengths. Serious (sometimes fatal) errors have occurred when the wrong strength was used. Check that you are using the correct strength and dose before injecting this medication.
If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
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Information last revised October 2011 Copyright(c) 2011 First DataBank, Inc.