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when to stop fragmin

Postby shekasif » Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:16 am

i am 29 weeks pregnant and due to deliver on 2nd may. due to previous miscarriage at 25th week, i was started with aspirin and fragmin in present pregnancy. i wish to know if i have to continue these medications till delivey?


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Re : when to stop fragmin

Postby expert on call » Fri May 23, 2003 02:46 pm

If fragmin and aspirin were given following a 25 week fetal loss it is probably because another condition was discovered that requires that treatment and your doctor should be asked what it is (like an "anitcardiolipin anitbody"). The previous 25-week fetal loss, alone, is not a sufficient reason. He may also wish to consult with his anesthesia service regarding stopping fragmin a week to several days before your anticipated delivery, perhaps stopping aspirin, and perhaps using regular heparin during the final days, especially if you are to have an epidural anesthetic.

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