Why would I need anticoagulant injections?

You may be prescribed anticoagulant injections:

      • if you are at risk for blood clots because you are sick or injured and 
        can’t move around very much

      • if you already have a blood clot in a blood vessel or in your lung

      • if you have certain heart problems

      • if you have had certain surgeries

      • If you are on Coumadin (warfarin) and your INR blood test results
        are too low (An INR test measures how well the Coumadin is

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