Fondaparinux is generally used in treatment of prevention of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and treatment
Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
How to use
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How it works
Fondaparinux is an anticoagulant that prevents the formation of harmful blood clots.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Fondaparinux dialyzable? Fondaparinux is added to the tube leaving the body during dialysis and hence is dialyzable
Q. Is Fondaparinux derived pork? It is not derived from pork but people allergic to pork should not take Fondaparinux
Q. Is it an anti-coagulant? Fondaparinux is not the same as heparin or lmwh (low molecular weight heparin) but all of them belong to the same class of medication called anti-coagulants
Q. Does it cause hyperkalemia? Hyperkalemia i.e. increase in potassium levels in blood may be one of the uncommon side effects of $name
Q. How does Fondaparinux work? Fondaparinux belongs to a class of medication called anti-coagulants. It is used for patients who are about to have certain kinds of surgery as well as to prevent clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism). It works by preventing one of the steps of blood clotting thus preventing formation of new clots as well as worsening of the existing clots
Q. Does it affect INR? INR (international normalized ratio) shows how long it takes for blood to clot when on anticoagulant therapy versus no therapy. Fondaparinux therapy increases INR to 2-3
Q. Is $name the same as heparin or lmwh? Fondaparinux is not the same as heparin orlmwh(low molecular weight heparin)
Q. Is Fondaparinux FDA approved for hit? Fondaparinux is not approved by the FDA for HIT (heparin induced thrombocytopenia)
Q. Is it reversible? Fondaparinux treatment is not reversible.
Do not take $name, if you are allergic to $name or any of the other ingredients.Doctorâ€™s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: high blood pressure, stroke, kidney or liver problems, stomach ulcers, or bleed easily; diabetes; or obesity.Consult your doctor before using $name, if you are an elderly patient (above 75 years of age).Avoid using $name, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
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