What should I know about Hep-Lock U/P before using it?

Before using Hep-Lock U/P you should know some safety information about heparin, the active ingredient. Heparin is an anticoagulant; it helps prevent blood clots from forming. Hep-Lock U/P is used only for preventing clots from forming in intravenous (IV) lines, not for regular anticoagulant therapy. A small amount of the heparin solution is injected into the IV catheter to just fill the volume of the catheter. The amount of drug contained in the amount injected is so small that few side effects are expected.

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