Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium) is indicated to prevent and treat harmful blood clots. Preventing it helps reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. This medication helps keep your blood flowing smoothly. It is by lowering that activity of clotting proteins in the blood. For some medication, this drug is used in combination with other ‘blood thinners’.
The condition that increases your risk of developing blood clots such as:
- Certain types of surgeries (abdominal surgery or hip replacement)
- Certain types of heart attack
- Long periods of being in one position
- Certain type of chest pain called unstable angina
This drug may also be used to prevent and treat clots from coming back. It is usually in patients with cancer.
How does Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium) work?
Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium) works by blocking clotting factors and enzymes. Those are that helps the blood to clot. Circulating blood clots are dangerous. They might cause medical problems such as stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism.
Why use Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium)?
Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium) belongs to the group of medications called low molecular weight heparins (LMWHs). This drug has an active ingredient of Dalteparin Sodium. It is available in single-dose prefilled syringes preassembled with a needle guard device. It is also in a multiple-dose vial. Each prefilled syringe also has water for injection and sodium chloride. The prefilled syringes are preservative-free. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this treatment.
How to use Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium)?
The recommended dosage is based on your condition and response. Take this medication exactly as it is prescribed. The dosage may also be based on your weight.
This is given by injection under the skin. It is usually given once or twice a day. Clean the injection site first with rubbing alcohol before injecting each dose. You should not inject it into a muscle. Don’t forget to take it at the same time every day.
What are the side-effects of Fragmin (Dalteparin Sodium)?
- Sudden weakness
- Pale skin
- Vision changes
- Unusual dizziness
- Severe headache
- Redness, pain, irritation, or bruising at the injection site
Warnings and Precautions
- Remember each time to change the injection site. It is to lessen injury under the skin.
- Tell your doctor if you are allergic to it.
- Let your doctor know if you have any current medications or any medical history.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place away from moisture and heat.