Are there any risks in taking heparin?

Heparin is an anticoagulant, it reduces blood's ability to clot. Once a person starts to bleed it can be difficult to make it stop. This can be especially dangerous if the bleeding occurs internally, where it might not be noticed right away. The anti-clotting properties of heparin can be enhanced by a variety of different interactions, so even if you have not suffered any injuries, you may still begin to bleed internally. Regular doctor appointments will allow your physician to closely monitor your progress and adjust your dosage accordingly.

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