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Heparin Sodium (heparin) and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Heparin Sodium (heparin):

Major

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

heparin - hypertension

Heparin should be used with extreme caution in patients with uncontrolled or severe hypertension as these conditions may predispose the patient to hemorrhage during heparin administration. Blood coagulation tests (e.g., whole blood clotting time, activated partial thromboplastin time) should be performed at appropriate intervals during full-dose heparin administration. In addition, periodic platelet counts, hematocrits, and tests for occult blood in stool are recommended during the entire course of heparin therapy. Clinical monitoring of blood pressure is recommended.

Heparin Sodium (heparin) drug interactions

There are 217 drug interactions with Heparin Sodium (heparin)

Heparin Sodium (heparin) disease interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Heparin Sodium (heparin) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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