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Side Effects of Dalteparin

Common Side Effects

Dalteparin has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking dalteparin were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people taking other similar medications (like heparin) or a placebo (an injection with no active ingredient). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the groups taking the heparin or placebo.
 
In these studies, common dalteparin side effects included:
 
  • Bruising at the injection site -- "most common side effect" (exact percentage unclear)
  • Increased liver enzymes (found using routine blood tests) -- in up to 14 percent of people
  • Pain at the injection site -- up to 12 percent
  • "Major" bleeding (dangerous bleeding) -- up to 5.6 percent
  • Blood in the urine -- up to 2.9 percent
  • Bruising at the surgical wound site -- up to 3.4 percent.
     
Note that some of these side effects are both common and serious.
 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the dalteparin side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
 
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions during treatment or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a dalteparin side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 
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