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What is Dalteparin sodium injection?

Dalteparin is the name of the active ingredient in a drug sold under the brand name Fragmin. It is an injectable anticoagulant; it prevents dangerous blood clots from forming. In other words, this is a drug that "thins the blood." Dalteparin is often taken with aspirin. This combination prevents clotting problems in blood vessels. It’s effective for treating deep vein thrombosis. This is a serious blood clot that can occur after surgery, when someone is bed-ridden for a long-term illness, or is sitting and not mobile during long car rides or plane flights. It also treats heart attacks and angina (chest pain).

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