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What special precautions should I follow?

  What special precautions should I follow?

      Before using dalteparin injection,

  tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to dalteparin, heparin, pork products, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in dalteparin injection. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.

  tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.

  tell your doctor if you have heavy bleeding anywhere in your body that cannot be stopped or if you have or have ever had a low level of platelets (type of blood cells needed for normal clotting) in your blood. Your doctor may tell you not to use dalteparin.

  tell your doctor if you have or have ever had a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia (condition in which the blood does not clot normally), ulcers in your stomach or intestines, high blood pressure, endocarditis (an infection in the heart), a stroke or ministroke (TIA), eye disease due to diabetes, or liver or kidney disease. Also tell your doctor if you have recently had brain or eye surgery.

  tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using dalteparin injection, call your doctor.

  if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using dalteparin injection.