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Hep Lock Injection 10ml

By GLAND PHARMA LIMITED
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10ml Solution For Injection in Vial
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Medical Description

Hep lock injection contains Heparin as an active ingredient. It is an anticoagulant or blood thinner medicine. Hep lock injection is used in certain medical conditions where the blood vessels get bloc...
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ContainsHeparin(10.0 Iu)
UsesBlood thinner
Side effectsBleeding, bruising, tingling, numbness in legs, local irritation
ClassificationANTI-COAGULANT
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Uses of Heplock 10 IU

  • To treat and prevent the formation of blood clots in leg veins (deep vein thrombosis) and lungs (pulmonary embolism).
  • To prevent the formation of blood clots in the heart following a heart attack (mural thrombosis) and chest pain due to blockage in blood vessels of the heart (angina).
  • To prevent the formation of clots in catheters (a thin tube) used in veins for a longer period.

Contraindications of Heplock 10 IU

  • If you are allergic to heparin or any other ingredient of this medicine or had an episode of skin allergy following heparin use.
  • If you drink too often or a large amount of alcohol and currently bleeding from anywhere in the body.
  • If you have a bleeding disorder or have haemophilia (a rare disorder where your blood does not clot easily).
  • If you have active tuberculosis, serious liver disorder or if you bruise easily.
  • If you have high blood pressure or purpura (purple spots due to leakage of blood within the skin).
  • If you are supposed to undergo surgery of the brain, spine or eye, a lumbar puncture or local anaesthetic nerve block, or any other procedure where bleeding could be a problem.
  • This injection should not be administered intramuscularly or following a trauma.
  • If you are supposed to take diclofenac (pain and inflammation) intravenously.

Side effects of Heplock 10 IU

  • Bleeding & bruising
  • Tingling, weakness or numbness in legs
  • Back pain
  • Allergy
  • Local irritation
  • Itching & rashes
  • Nose bleeds
  • Black tarry stools

Precautions and Warnings of Heplock 10 IU

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Hep Lock injection during pregnancy?
A:
This injection can be given during pregnancy. Tell your doctor about your expected delivery dates since this injection should not be taken before delivery and should be stopped at the onset of labour. If you have a history of miscarriage it should be informed to the doctor. There is a risk of Osteoporosis (thinner bones) if you receive heparin for a long time during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Hep Lock injection while breastfeeding?
A:
Ask your doctor or nurse if you wish to breastfeed to avoid any undesirable effects in the breastfed infant.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Hep Lock injection?
A:
Hep lock injection does not influence your driving abilities.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Hep Lock injection?
A:
This medicine is contraindicated in individuals who consume alcohol too frequently in large amounts.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are an elderly, over 60 years of age.
  • You have any health condition that makes you more likely to bleed such as stomach ulcer, hernia, inflammation of the heart, problems in the back of your eye, piles, a stroke, cancer or threatened misc...
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  • You have diabetes, excess acid or high levels of potassium in your blood or are taking a medicine that may increase the potassium level in your blood (e.g. amiloride, triamterene).
  • You have kidney or liver disease or suffer from allergies or have previously had an allergy after taking similar medicines.
  • You are taking another medicine that may affect your blood clotting.
  • Your doctor will check your blood if you receive treatment for longer than five days and may do other blood tests if you have major surgery.
  • Your doctor may take a blood test up to several weeks after the end of your heparin treatment. This is so the doctor can check the level of the clotting cells (platelets) in your blood.
  • You have been given epidural anesthesia (given into the spine).
  • You must remind your doctor that you are on heparin before you receive any anaesthetic.
  • You have signs of tingling, weakness or numbness in your lower legs or body, back pain or problems in passing urine.

Mode of Action of Heplock 10 IU

How Does It Work?

Hep lock injection is an anticoagulant medicine. Heparin in this injection works by inactivating certain enzymes involved in the blood coagulation and hence reduces the clotting ability of blood.

Directions for Use of Heplock 10 IU

  • Hep lock injection is given under medical supervision in a clinic or hospital.
  • Please follow any aftercare suggestions given by the doctor or nurse.
  • Reach out to your doctor if you experience any undesirable effects right after administration of this injection.

Interactions of Heplock 10 IU

Interactions with other medicines

  • Pain killers, analgesics and anti-inflammatory medicines such as aspirin, ketorolac and intravenous diclofenac should be avoided while taking this injection as the concomitant use may impose the risk ...
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  • Medicines that may interfere with blood coagulation should be avoided. If you are not sure which are these medicines ask your doctor or nurse.
  • Other anticoagulants or antiplatelet medicines that are taken orally should be avoided while receiving Hep lock injection.
  • Antibiotics such as cefaclor, cefixime and ceftriaxone may affect the coagulation process and impose the risk of bleeding hence the concomitant use should be avoided.
  • Probenecid, a medicine used for the treatment of gout may increase the anticoagulant effect of Hep lock injection.
  • There are chances of increased potassium levels if you are taking certain antihypertensive medicines or aliskiren. This can be detected by a blood test, let your doctor know about any blood pressure-l...
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Storage and disposal of Heplock 10 IU

Store below 25°Cin the original package Keep it out of the reach of children and pets

Dosage of Heplock 10 IU

Overdose

Overdose of this injection is unlikely since it is given under the supervision of a healthcare expert in a hospital or clinic. However, an overdose may lead to bleeding problems and certain blood clot...
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Missed a Dose

The chance of missing a dose is unlikely since it is given by a healthcare expert. If you think any dose of this injection is missed inform your doctor or nurse. Missing a dose of this medicine can le...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is Hep Lock injection?

A: Hep lock injection is an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It is used to prevent or treat the formation of blood clots in the body. However, it does not help in reducing the size of blood clots that are already formed.

Q: Hep lock injection vs Heparin, which is better?

A: Hep lock injection contains heparin as an active ingredient. The anticoagulant action of Hep lock is due to the presence of heparin. Heparin is an anticoagulant or blood thinner.
Product Details
Brand
HEPLOCK
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
20/08/2022

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Last Updated on: 21 May 2021 | 06:57 PM (IST)
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