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Unfractionated heparin
Indications
Deep vein thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism: Unstable angina, acute peripheral arterial occlusion, prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery:
Dose/Application
Deep vein thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism: I.V loading dose: 5000 - 10,000 units depending on severity of the condition. This is followed by 1000-2000 units/hour by continuous infusion or 15,000 units after every 12hours SC. Children or young adults: Reduce loading dose then 15-25/kg/hour by I.V infusion or 250 units/kg SC. every 12hours. Unstable angina, acute peripheral arterial occlusion, prophylaxis in orthopaedic surgery [See above dosages]. Prophylaxis in general surgery: SC. 5000 units 2 hours before surgery then TID to QID for 7 days or until the patient is ambulant. During pregnan- cy; 5000-10,000 units BD. [Laboratory monitor- ing essential].
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