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|This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:|
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DuPont Pharmaceuticals Company
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Innohep is used together with another drug, warfarin, to treat blood clots that have occurred deep in the veins of hospitalized patients who may or may not have also experienced the occurrence of blood clots in their lungs (pulmonary embolism).
Precautions for Innohep
Because certain other medications can increase the risk of bleeding with Innohep, review all medications that you are taking with your health care provider, including those that you take without a prescription. Tell your doctor or health care provider if you are taking:
- blood thinners
- salicylates, such as aspirin
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin®), naproxen sodium (Naprosyn® or Alleve®).
Side Effects of Innohep
The most common side effect with Innohep is bleeding.
Who Should Not Take Innohep
Innohep should not be given to those who:
- are currently experiencing major bleeding
- have a history of heparin causing the blood to have low platelets (thrombocytopenia)
- are allergic to:
- benzyl alcohol
- pork products
Tell your health care provider if you have any of these conditions.
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