Tinzaparin

 
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Without a Prescription

If untreated, blood clots can travel to the lungs, heart, or brain, causing serious (possibly fatal) breathing problems, heart attack, or stroke.
Tinzaparin is a type of heparin called low-molecular-weight heparin.
Tinzaparin is an anticoagulant.
Tinzaparin is prescribed to treat blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.
Tinzaparin is prescribed to treat blood clots in the lungs.
Tinzaparin is prescribed to treat serious blood clots, usually in the legs.
Tinzaparin is prescribed with another "blood thinner" medication (warfarin).
Tinzaparin is known as a "blood thinner" (anticoagulant).
Tinzaparin works by blocking certain natural substances in the blood that cause clotting.

Side Effects

Tinzaparin side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- bleeding from the injection site;
- Bloody/black/tarry stool;
- breathing problems;
- Bruising;
- Chest pain;
- Cold/blue fingers or toes;
- Coughing up blood;
- Difficulty moving;
- dizziness;
- Easy bleeding/bruising;
- Fainting;
- Fast/irregular heartbeat;
- feeling faint or lightheaded, falls;
- Fever;
- Headache;
- heavy menstrual bleeding;
- Itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- Joint/muscle pain;
- Mental/mood changes (confusion);
- Nosebleed;
- Numbness/tingling;
- pain at site where injected;
- Pain;
- Rash;
- Red/pinkish urine;
- Redness;
- Seizures;
- Severe dizziness;
- Severe stomach/abdominal pain;
- Severe/persistent headache;
- Shortness of breath;
- signs and symptoms of bleeding such as back or stomach pain, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine, or coughing up blood;
- Slurred speech;
- Swelling at the injection site;
- Trouble breathing;
- unusual bruising or bleeding: bleeding gums, red spots on the skin, nosebleeds;
- Unusual dizziness;
- Vision problems;
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
- Weakness on one side of the body;

Contraindications

Tinzaparin is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to tinzaparin, heparin, benzyl alcohol, sulfites, pork or pork products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- bleeding disorders, hemorrhage, or hemophilia;
- breast-feeding;
- infection of the heart or heart valves;
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- previous stroke;
- prosthetic heart valve;
- recent surgery or delivery of a baby;
- ulcer in the stomach or intestine, diverticulitis, or other bowel disease;
- if you are allergic benzyl alcohol;
- if you are allergic pork products;
- if you are allergic sulfites;
- if you are allergic to heparin;
- if you are allergic to tinzaparin;
- if you have a past blood-clotting problem because of heparin (heparin-induced thrombocytopenia);
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have artificial heart valves;
- if you have asthma;
- if you have bleeding/blood problems (low platelet count);
- if you have certain eye problem (diabetic retinopathy);
- if you have certain medical conditions;
- if you have current serious bleeding (bleeding ulcer);
- if you have high blood pressure;
- if you have infections in the heart (bacterial endocarditis);
- if you have kidney disease;
- if you have liver disease;
- if you have recent spinal procedures or puncture;
- if you have recent surgery (especially on the eye, brain, or spine);
- if you have stomach/intestinal problems (recent ulcers, colitis);
- if you have stroke;

Interactions

Do not take Tinzaparin with any of the following drugs:
- "blood thinners"/anti-platelet drugs;
- aspirin and aspirin-like medicines;
- Aspirin;
- blood thinners such as warfarin;
- clopidogrel;
- dextran;
- Dipyridamole;
- Ibuprofen;
- Ketorolac;
- medicines that dissolve blood clots like heparin;
- medicines that treat a heart attack such as tpa or streptokinase;
- Mifepristone;
- Naproxen;
- nsaids, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen;
- NSAIDs;
- Salicylates/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-NSAIDs;
- Sulfinpyrazone;
- ticlopidine;
- tromethamine;

Overdose

Reported Tinzaparin overdose symptoms are:
- Uncontrolled bleeding;
Without Prescription (2017)