General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Innohep include the following:
- This medication is given as an injection just under the skin (subcutaneously) once a day.
- The injections are usually given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the stomach), 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 Innohep.
- Do not inject this medication into a muscle. It should be injected into the fat layer under the skin.
- For Innohep 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.
The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your weight
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Innohep Dosage for more information.)