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danaparoid/da·nap·a·roid/ (dah-nap´ah-roid) an antithrombotic used as the sodium salt in the prophylaxis of pulmonary thromboembolism and deep venous thrombosis.
indications It is used to prevent vein thrombosis in hemodialysis, stroke, elective surgery for malignancy or total hip replacement, and hip fracture surgery.
contraindications Hypersensitivity to this drug, sulfites, or pork products prohibits its use. Other factors that contraindicate its use include hemophilia, leukemia with bleeding, thrombocytopenia, purpura, cerebrovascular hemorrhage, cerebral aneurysm, severe hypertension, and other severe cardiac disease.
adverse effects Life-threatening side effects include hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia. Hypersensitivity reactions and rash are additional adverse effects.