Heparin is a natural polysaccharide, a carbohydrate made up of repeated sugar units. It is found in various tissues and organs of animals, such as the liver, lungs, and intestines. Heparin has a strong anticoagulant effect, which means it prevents the formation of blood clots in the veins and arteries. Blood clots can cause serious problems such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack and unstable angina pectoris. These conditions can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
Heparin works by binding to a protein called antithrombin III, which in turn inhibits the activity of certain clotting factors in the blood, such as Factor Xa and thrombin. By doing so, it reduces the risk of blood clots and improves blood flow. Heparin can be given subcutaneously or intravenously, depending on the indication and dosage. It is usually used for short-term use, such as before or after surgery, or for long-term use, such as chronic disease or prevention.
How is heparin produced?
Heparin is derived from animals such as pig intestines mucosa or cow lungs. Raw materials are carefully selected and processed according to strict GMP quality standards to ensure purity, safety and potency. The final product is tested and validated to comply with the United States and European Union pharmacopoeia, which specify the specifications for medicinal grade heparin.
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