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What should I tell my doctor before getting anticoagulant injections?

Before you begin anticoagulant injections, tell your doctor if you:

      • have bleeding problems, kidney disease, liver disease, ulcers,
        stomach problems, or intestine problems
      • are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, or are trying to become
        pregnant
      • have had a recent surgery
      • have had a stroke
      • have ever had heart valve problems or heart valve surgery
      • are allergic to any medications
      • are allergic to pork products, since some anticoagulant
        medications are made from pigs. (Note: If you have dietary laws
        against pork, talk to your religious leader. In Judaism, dietary laws
        against pork-based products do not apply to injected
        medications.)

You should also tell your doctor about any other medication you take, including over-the-counter remedies, herbs, and supplements.

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