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How should I take heparin?

Heparin is given by injection, either directly into the bloodstream through a vein or subcutaneously (under the skin). The injection is commonly administered by a medical professional, such as a nurse, and may be given anywhere from one to six times a day or steadily through an IV drip. You may be required to give yourself injections at home. If so, your doctor will explain the procedure.

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