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What should I know about dalteparin before using it?

Before beginning dalteparin treatment, tell your doctor if you are allergic to pork products, benzyl alcohol, heparin or enoxaparin (Lovenox), or if you have any medical conditions, such as a history of kidney, liver, stomach or intestinal problems (including ulcers). Also, inform your doctor if you have uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure (e.g. vision problems); a personal or family history of stroke, bleeding disorders or bleeding in the brain; von Wildebrand disease; inflammation of the heart due to a bacterial infection; or if you have recently had or are planning any of the following surgical procedures--an epidural catheter, a spinal puncture or surgery of the brain, spine or eye.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or wish to become pregnant, talk to your doctor about dalteparin. Tell your doctor about all medications you are taking before you start any anticoagulant treatment, as they may interact with each other. Do not start taking another medication during dalteparin treatment without first consulting with your doctor.

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