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HIGHLIGHTS OF PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

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1 INDICATIONS AND USAGE

HEPARIN SODIUM IN 5% DEXTROSE INJECTION is indicated for:

  • Prophylaxis and treatment of venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism;
  • Prophylaxis and treatment of...
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2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

2.1 Preparation for Administration

Confirm the selection of the correct formulation and strength prior to administration of the drug.

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3 DOSAGE FORMS AND STRENGTHS

HEPARIN SODIUM IN 5% DEXTROSE INJECTION is available as:

  • Heparin Sodium 25,000 USP units per 250 mL (100 USP units per mL) in 5% Dextrose Injection.
  • Heparin Sodium...
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4 CONTRAINDICATIONS

The use of heparin sodium is contraindicated in patients:

  • With history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) (With or Without Thrombosis) [see Warnings...
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5 WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

5.1 Fatal Medication Errors

Do not use this product as a "catheter lock flush" product. Heparin is supplied in various strengths. Fatal...

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6 ADVERSE REACTIONS

The following clinically significant adverse reactions are described elsewhere in the labeling:

  • Fatal Medication Errors [see

    6.1 Postmarketing...

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7 DRUG INTERACTIONS

7.1 Oral Anticoagulants

Heparin sodium may prolong the one-stage prothrombin time. Therefore, when heparin sodium is given with dicumarol or...

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8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS

8.1 Pregnancy

Risk Summary

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10 OVERDOSAGE

Symptoms

Bleeding is the chief sign of heparin overdosage. Nosebleeds, blood in urine or tarry stools may be noted as the first...

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11 DESCRIPTION

Heparin is a heterogeneous group of straight-chain anionic mucopolysaccharides, called glycosaminoglycans having anticoagulant properties. Although others may be present, the main sugars occurring in heparin...

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12 CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

12.1 Mechanism of Action

Heparin inhibits reactions that lead to the clotting of blood and the formation of fibrin clots both in vitro and in...

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13 NONCLINICAL TOXICOLOGY

13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

Long term studies in animals to evaluate the carcinogenic potential, reproduction...

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16 HOW SUPPLIED/STORAGE AND HANDLING

Intravenous solutions with heparin sodium are available in single-dose flexible plastic containers in various sizes and concentrations as shown in the accompanying Table as follows:

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17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Hemorrhage

Inform patients that it may take them longer than usual to stop bleeding, that they may bruise and...

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