Dalteparin (Fragmin)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Low molecular weight heparin, binds to antithrombin III, accelerating its activity and inhibiting factor Xa and thrombin.[1][2][3]
Route: SC
Extravasation: n/a

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Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 12/22/1994: Initial FDA approval "for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which may lead to pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients undergoing hip replacement surgery."
  • Subsequently FDA approved for "Prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in abdominal surgery, hip replacement surgery or medical patients with severely restricted mobility during acute illness" and "Extended treatment of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) to reduce the recurrence in patients with cancer. In these patients, the FRAGMIN therapy begins with the initial VTE treatment and continues for six months."

Also known as

  • Brand names: Daltepan, Daltepin, Fluzepamin, Fragmin, Fragmine, Fragminject, Fresubaru, Hepachron, Hepagumin, Ligofragmin, Low Liquemin, Resolmin

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dalteparin (Fragmin) package insert
  2. Dalteparin (Fragmin) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. Fragmin manufacturer's website
  4. Dalteparin (Fragmin) patient drug information (UpToDate)