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Heprin is a common misspelling of heparin.

What is heparin (heprin)?

Heparin (heprin) is an anticoagulant. It works by blocking reactions in the body that lead to the formation of harmful blood clots.

Heparin (heprin) is used to treat and prevent blood clots in the veins, arteries, or lung. Heparin (heprin) is also used before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots. Heparin (heprin) may also be used for purposes other than those listed here.

Heparin (heprin) is sometimes called a blood thinner, although it does not actually thin the blood. Heparin (heprin) will not dissolve blood clots that have already formed, but it may prevent the clots from becoming larger and causing more serious problems.

Heparin (heprin) is also used to prevent blood clotting during open-heart surgery, bypass surgery, and dialysis.

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