Heparin, which is an anticoagulant medicine, causes the blood to clot more slowly. This medicine is used to treat deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and other conditions. While taking heparin, you should be aware that blood may take longer than normal to clot after an injury.
Because you bleed easily when you take heparin, you need to be careful to prevent falls and injuries and when taking medicines.
If you are injured, apply pressure to stop bleeding. Realize that it will take longer than you are used to for the bleeding to stop.
Make these changes in your life to prevent falls:
Make these changes in your home to prevent falls:
Make these changes to prevent injuries:
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