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Heparin Dosage Please help

Postby WSU505 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:20 am

I am 38 weeks and switching from Lovenox to Heparin. Never got a chance to switch with DD#1 had her early. From DD#1 Rx says 2500u twice daily and when I talked with the nurse today she told me to take 7500u twice daily. Big difference is dosages from preg #1 to this pregnancy.

If anyone has been on Heparin the last couple weeks of pregnancy can you please tell me your dosage.
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Postby MorghanW » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:31 am

Best thing to do for this is to call your doctor directly and ask. There may be a perfectly good reason why it is so different this time. Or, maybe they gave it to you incorrectly. Doctors are humans and make mistakes, but I'd hate to have you take the advice of someone on here who wasn't a licensed physician when you could just ask. You can always call your pharmacist and ask as well (not the tech, the actual pharmacist), but I'd start with the doctor.
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Postby Shelly01 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:07 pm

Yeah, talk to your doc! I believe they give you the dosage based on your clotting factor. For me I have Factor 5 Leiden and take Lovenox 1 time daily 40mg. If all goes well, in the last month I will be switched to Heparin because it is a smaller molecule and therefore no risk of becoming paralyzed if I have an epidural. I wish you the best!!
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Re: Heparin Dosage Please help

Postby Angela_R » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:18 am

I was on 5000u twice a day.
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