Cathflush is an anticoagulant, prescribed for deep venous thrombosis, arterial embolism and pulmonary embolism. It is also used for prevention of blood clot in heart surgery. It decreases the clotting ability of the blood.
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Drug information on Cathflush (Heparin) from Troikaa Parenterals Pvt. Ltd
Drug Name : Heparin
Heparin(Heparin) generic Cathflush is an anticoagulant, prescribed for deep venous thrombosis, arterial embolism and pulmonary embolism. It is also used for prevention of blood clot in heart surgery. It decreases the clotting ability of the blood.
More Info about Heparin
Adult: IV- Loading dose: 5,000 u, then 1,000-2,000 u/hr.
Most Common : Irritation, redness, or mild pain at the injection site.
Miscellaneous : Fever, headache, chills, nausea, vomiting, constipation, nosebleed, bruising, slight blood in urine, skin necrosis (SC inj), osteoporosis, and hair loss.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled active bleeding, unexplained bruising, or low blood platelets, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and hypersensitivity.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, high blood pressure, menstrual problems, bleeding problems, ulcer, recent injury, blood disorder, liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
♦Patient may develop with increased risk of Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT).
Avoid excess dosage.
Store at 20°C.
Schedule : H Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA