What is Dalteparin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Fragmin

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Dalteparin is a low molecular weight heparin, it is used for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis following surgery, acute treatment of unstable angina or non-Q-wave myocardial infarction; prevention of ischemic complications in patients on concurrent aspirin therapy, and in patients with cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent blood clotting 6 2
Blood clot 2 3
Deep vein thrombosis 2 0
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 1 0
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) 1 1
Multiple sclerosis 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dalteparin

Side effect Patients
Acid reflux 1
Bruising 1
Rashes (redness, swelling) 1

Why patients stopped taking Dalteparin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 6
Doctor's advice 4
Other 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Dalteparin

Duration

Stopped taking Dalteparin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dalteparin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) 1

Patients stopped taking Dalteparin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
tinzaparin 1
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4 patient evaluations for Dalteparin

Nov 3, 2014 (Started Oct 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 intl units/0.2 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Better thing havingted sticking that cut of circulation fo me

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 17, 2013 (Started Sep 12, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for blood clot)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15,000 intl units/0.6 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2500 intl units/0.2 mL Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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