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    What is Generic for Heparin used for?

    Heparin gel (topical) is used to treat varicosis, superficial phlebitis with or without thrombus formation, hematomas, external hemorrhoids, tendovaginitis, sports injuries, contusions, and venous congestion in the extremities. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

    What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Heparin?

    The dosage of Heparin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Heparin. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

    Apply a thin layer of Heparin gel onto the affected part of the skin.

    What if you miss a dose of Generic for Heparin?

    If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Heparin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

    What if you overdose on Generic for Heparin?

    Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Heparin, seek medical attention immediately.

    What other drugs could interact with Generic for Heparin?

    Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Heparin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

    Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

    What are the side effects of Generic for Heparin?

    Like other medicines, Heparin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Heparin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

    It is pertinent to note that side effects of Heparin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Heparin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Heparin.

    What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Heparin?

    Is it possible for me to use Heparin with other drugs?
    Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Heparin?
    What are the possible drug interactions of Heparin?
    How will Heparin work in my body?
    How should Heparin be used?
    How to reduce the risk of Heparin drug interactions and side effects?

    Note

    The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Heparin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

     

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