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What is Heparin Lock Flush Solution?

Heparin Lock Flush Solution is a medication that's used to prevent blood clots from forming during intravenous (IV) injections. After a catheter or IV device is inserted into the vein, Heparin Lock Flush Solution may be used to make sure blood clots don't form. Heparin Lock Flush Solution is a type of medication called an anticoagulant, or a "blood thinner." It works by improving the function of an anti-clotting protein that your body makes naturally, which helps blood flow more smoothly. However, unlike other anticoagulants, Heparin Lock Flush Solution should not be used for preventing blood clots in situations other than making sure IV devices don't become blocked. Heparin Lock Flush Solution is injected into a catheter by a healthcare professional in a hospital or clinic. Talk to your doctor to determine whether Heparin Lock Flush Solution is right for you.

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