This medication is used to prevent and treat blood clots. It may be used to treat blood clots in the lungs/legs. It may also be used to prevent blood clots after surgery, during dialysis, when collecting blood samples, or when a person is unable to move for a long time. Heparin helps to keep blood flowing smoothly by making a certain natural substance in your body (anti-clotting protein) work better. It is known as an anticoagulant.
How to use: This medication is given by injection by a health care professional. Learn all preparation and usage instructions for this product. Before using this product, check it visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. If you have questions about the use of this medication, consult the doctor or pharmacist. Do not inject this medication into a muscle. For products given under the skin, clean the injection site with rubbing before injecting each dose. It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid problem areas under the skin.