What is the proper dosage of heparin?

Your doctor will determine the best dosage of heparin for you based on your condition, weight and medical history. This anticoagulant (blood thinner) is injected one to six times daily. It also can be injected slowly and continuously.

A nurse or other healthcare provider may administer your heparin, or you may inject the heparin by yourself. If you’ll be injecting heparin at home, check the label to make sure it is the strength your doctor prescribed. Using the wrong dosage of heparin solution can lead to serious health problems.

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