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Drug Guide

Heparin Sodium

    Subcut / IV
    Heparin Sodium

    • Mechanism of Action
    • Binds to and activates antithrombin III, which as a heparin-ATIII complex inactivates factors IIa (thrombin) and Xa
    • Pharmacology

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Adverse Effects
    • Monitoring
    • Intravenous heparin is monitored using activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT). Alternatively (particularly in the setting of antiphospholipid syndrome), a heparin anti-factor Xa assay can be used.
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