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Arixtra® (fondaparinux sodium) is available only by prescription and is approved for treating and preventing blood clots. This "blood thinner" is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medications you are taking before prescribing Arixtra.
 
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this drug, Arixtra can cause side effects, such bleeding and skin reactions. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
 
Arixtra comes in the form of an injection and is administered once daily. The injections are typically given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area), just under the skin.
 
(Click Arixtra for more information on this medication. This article covers how this prescription drug works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment with this medicine.)
 
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