Fragmin is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help prevent deep vein thrombosis in people with a high risk for developing blood clots. Fragmin may also be referred to by its drug name, Dalteparin sodium.
Fragmin is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. Fragmin is believed to work by inactivating some aspects of the body’s blood clotting process.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Fragmin is given as a subcutaneous injection.
Fragmin comes in prefilled syringe and multiple-use vial forms.
The FDA-approved label for Fragmin lists common side effects including fever, headache, and itching.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Fragmin include spinal or epidural hematomas that can result in permanent paralysis.
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