Heparin Preservative Free (Heparin sodium, porcine) Medication


Heparin Preservative Free (Heparin sodium, porcine)

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Drug Description


Heparin is a preservative-free medication prescribed for treating and preventing blood clots, pulmonary embolism, peripheral arterial embolism, clotting disorders, and as a preventive measure against clotting during surgical procedures. 

Classified as an anticoagulant medication, Heparin works by enhancing the function of a natural anti-clotting protein in the body to ensure smooth blood flow. 

Uses and Dosage 

Before using Heparin for the first time and with each refill, review the patient information leaflet provided by your pharmacist. For any queries, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Heparin comes in liquid form for intravenous or subcutaneous injection and should not be administered into a muscle. 

This medication may be administered by a healthcare professional or self-administered at home. If self-administering, a healthcare provider will instruct you on the injection process. Consult your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need clarification on the injection procedure, site, or disposal of needles and syringes after use. 

The dosage and frequency of Heparin administration depend on the patient’s medical condition, weight, and treatment response. 

Before Heparin use, visually inspect the vial for particles or discoloration. If either is detected, refrain from using the liquid.  

For optimal results, administer Heparin regularly, exactly as directed, and at the same times each day. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects 

  • Mild pain, redness, or irritation at the injection site 

If these common symptoms persist or worsen, promptly inform your doctor or pharmacist. 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Injection site swelling 
  • Bone pain 
  • Increased susceptibility to bone fractures 
  • Signs of serious bleeding: 
    • Unusual pain, swelling, or discomfort 
    • Prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums 
    • Frequent nosebleeds 
    • Unusually heavy or prolonged menstrual periods 
    • Unusual or easy bruising 
    • Dark urine or black stools 
    • Severe headache or unusual dizziness 

Tell your doctor right away if any of the serious side effects above are experienced. 

Severe Side Effects 

  • Pain or loss of feeling in the arms or legs 
  • Changes in the color of the arms or legs 
  • Chest pain or difficulty breathing 
  • Confusion or weakness on one side of the body 
  • Difficulty speaking 
  • Changes in vision 

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any severe side effects. 

Allergic Reactions 

Although rare, a severe allergic reaction to Heparin can occur. Seek immediate medical assistance if you experience symptoms such as: 

  • Rash 
  • Itching 
  • Swelling (particularly in the face, tongue, or throat) 
  • Severe dizziness 
  • Breathing difficulties 

This list does not include all potential side effects of Heparin. Should you experience any unlisted effects, consult your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 


Before starting treatment with Heparin, notify your doctor of any known allergies, especially to ivermectin, pyrantel, pork products, or any of the inactive ingredients in this solution. 

To ensure Heparin is safe for you, disclose to your doctor your medical background, especially if you have a history of: 

  • Bleeding or blood problems (e.g., low platelet count, hemophilia) 
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) 
  • Heart problems (e.g., heart infection, heart attack) 
  • Recent surgery or procedures 
  • Cancer 
  • Stomach or intestinal ulcers or tube drainage 
  • Liver disease 
  • High levels of potassium in the blood 

Certain medications, such as mifepristone, oritavancin, and telavancin, can potentially interact with Heparin. To minimize this risk, inform your doctor about all the medicines you currently use or have recently started or stopped taking. This includes prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 

Heparin includes sodium. If you follow a low-salt diet or have a condition that may worsen with increased salt intake, consult your doctor or pharmacist. 

Heparin Preservative Free is not indicated for flushing an intravenous catheter. A different product is designed for catheter lock flush. Using the incorrect Heparin type for catheter flushing can lead to severe and potentially fatal bleeding. 

The use of Heparin during pregnancy should be limited to essential cases. A thorough discussion with your healthcare provider regarding this medication’s associated risks and benefits is recommended. 

Heparin sodium does not pass into human milk; however, consulting your doctor before breastfeeding is still recommended. 

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Heparin sodium, porcine




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