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ardeparin/ar·de·par·in/ (ahr-de-par´in) a low molecular weight heparin used as the sodium salt in the prophylaxis of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism after knee replacement surgery.
indication This drug is used to prevent deep vein thrombosis after knee replacement surgery.
contraindications The following conditions prohibit the use of this drug: known hypersensitivity to this drug, pork products, heparin, or other anticoagulants; hemophilia; leukemia with bleeding; thrombocytopenic purpura; cerebrovascular hemorrhage; cerebral aneurysm; severe hypertension; and other severe cardiac disease.
adverse effects Life-threatening consequences include intracranial bleeding, hemorrhage, anaphylaxis, and thrombocytopenia. Other adverse effects include fever, hypersensitivity, anemia, pruritus, superficial wound infection, ecchymosis, and rash.