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What should I know about Innohep before using it?

Innohep may cause problems for people with certain other health conditions. These include:

  • bleeding disorders
  • intestinal bleeding or ulcers
  • stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • bleeding of the brain
  • hemophilia
  • liver disease
  • bowel disease
  • aneurism
  • certain heart infections
  • kidney disease
  • high blood pressure
  • diabetic retinopathy
  • those who have previously suffered a stroke or a negative reaction to heparin

People who have recently given birth or had surgery on their eye, spine or brain may not be able to receive this medication. Although this medicine is pregnancy Category B, it does contain benzyl alcohol, a preservative that is harmful for premature babies. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should check with your doctor to see if this drug is safe enough for use. In addition, this drug can cause side effects, including an allergic reaction. Before you receive it, you should be aware of the possible side effects and what to do if they occur.

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