Who should not use heparin?

Certain people should not use heparin in order to avoid potential complications or side effects. If you are allergic to any ingredient in heparin, or to pork products, you should not use this medication. People with uncontrolled bleeding or very low platelet count also should not use heparin. Talk to your doctor before using heparin if you have liver disease, a bleeding disorder, a stomach or intestinal disorder, uncontrolled high blood pressure or a heart infection called bacterial endocarditis. Women should talk to their doctors before using heparin, if they are having their menstrual period, are pregnant or are breastfeeding. If you have questions about whether you should be taking heparin, talk to your doctor.

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