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Heparin sodium,porcine intraven.
HEPARIN LOCK FLUSH-INJECTION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

HEPARIN LOCK FLUSH-INJECTION

(HEP-uh-rin)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Hep-Lock

Uses

Heparin lock flush is used to clear (flush) IV lines or catheters to keep them open and flowing freely. This form of heparin must not be used as a blood thinner.

How To Use

This medication is administered by injection directly in to the IV (intravenous) line or catheter. It is usually given each time after the IV line or catheter is used.

Side Effects

Because this medication is not administered directly to the body, no side effects are anticipated. However, notify your doctor if you experience: fever, chills, itching or irritation at the line site, unusual bruising or bleeding. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor if you have: bleeding disorders, ulcers, history of stroke, kidney disease, high blood pressure, allergies (especially to blood thinners or pork). Elderly persons (over 60) may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include unexplained bleeding and bruising, stomach pain or swelling, back pain, blood in urine, vomiting blood, dizziness, and headache.

Notes

Properly discard needles and syringes after use.

Missed Dose

Not applicable.

Storage

Store this medication in a secure, cool area as directed.