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Generic Fragmin Availability

Fragmin is a brand name of dalteparin, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

FRAGMIN (dalteparin sodium - injectable;injection)

  • Manufacturer: PFIZER INC
    Approval date: April 4, 2002
    Strength(s): 7,500 IU/0.75ML

FRAGMIN (dalteparin sodium - injectable;subcutaneous)

  • Manufacturer: PFIZER INC
    Approval date: December 22, 1994
    Strength(s): 2,500IU/0.2ML (12,500IU/ML) [RLD]
  • Manufacturer: PFIZER INC
    Approval date: March 18, 1996
    Strength(s): 5,000IU/0.2ML (25,000IU/ML) [RLD]
  • Manufacturer: PFIZER INC
    Approval date: January 30, 1998
    Strength(s): 10,000IU/ML (10,000IU/ML) [RLD]
  • Manufacturer: PFIZER INC
    Approval date: April 4, 2002
    Strength(s): 7,500IU/0.3ML (25,000IU/ML) [RLD], 95,000IU/3.8ML (25,000IU/ML) [RLD], 95,000IU/9.5ML (10,000IU/ML)
  • Manufacturer: PFIZER INC
    Approval date: May 1, 2007
    Strength(s): 10,000IU/0.4ML (25,000IU/ML), 12,500IU/0.5ML (25,000IU/ML) [RLD], 15,000IU/0.6ML (25,000IU/ML) [RLD], 18,000IU/0.72ML (25,000IU/ML) [RLD]

Has a generic version of Fragmin been approved?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Fragmin available in the United States.

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Fragmin. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.

See also: Generic Drug FAQs.

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