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Nadroparin ( na-dro-PA-rin ) is used to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. These blood clots can travel to the lungs and can become lodged in the blood vessels of the lungs, causing a condition called pulmonary embolism. Nadroparin is used for several days after surgery, while you are unable to walk. Nadroparin also is used to prevent blood clots from forming during hemodialysis.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For nadroparin, the following should be considered:
Allergies- Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to nadroparin. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy- Nadroparin has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in humans or animals. However, before taking this medicine, make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant.
Breast-feeding- It is not known whether nadroparin passes into breast milk. However, mothers receiving nadroparin should avoid breast-feeding.
Children- Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients and there is no specific information comparing use of nadroparin in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults- This medicine has been tested and has not been shown to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in younger adults.
Other medicines- Although certain medicines should not be used together at all, in other cases two different medicines may be used together even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking nadroparin, it is especially important that your health care professional know if you are taking any of the following:
Other medical problems- The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of nadroparin. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Proper Use of This Medicine
If you are using nadroparin at home, your health care professional will teach you how to inject yourself with the medicine. Be sure to follow the directions carefully. Check with your health care professional if you have any problems using the medicine.
Put used syringes in a puncture-resistant, disposable container or dispose of them as directed by your health care professional.
The dose of nadroparin will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of nadroparin. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The number of milliliters (mL) of nadroparin that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are taking nadroparin:
To store this medicine:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
Tell all of your medical doctors and dentists that you are using this medicine.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Stop using this medicine and check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT