Fragmin

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • This medication is given as an injection just under the skin (as a subcutaneous injection) once or twice a day.
     
  • The injections are usually given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area), the upper thigh, or the upper area of a buttock.
     
  • If you are in a hospital, a healthcare provider will probably administer the injection. However, you may be sent home with this medication, in which case you or a caregiver must administer the injections.
     
  • Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to inject Fragmin.
     
  • Do not inject this medication into a muscle. It should be injected into the fat layer under the skin.
     
  • For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. You may be increasing your risk for serious problems if you stop taking it too soon.
     

Dosing Information

The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The reason you are using Fragmin
  • Your weight
  • Your kidney function
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Fragmin Dosage for more information.)
 
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Fragmin Medication Information

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