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Drug InteractionsThis medication may potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Dalteparin).
Overdose InformationPeople who take too much of this medication may experience bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have overdosed on this medication.
How Does It Work?
- This medication is given as an injection just under the skin (as a subcutaneous injection) once or twice a day.
- The injections are usually given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area), the upper thigh, or the upper area of a buttock.
- If you are in a hospital, a healthcare provider will probably administer the injection. However, you may be sent home with this medication, in which case you or a caregiver must administer the injections.
- Make sure your healthcare provider shows you exactly how to inject dalteparin.
- Do not inject this medication into a muscle. It should be injected into the fat layer under the skin.
- For this drug to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. You may be increasing your risk for serious problems if you stop taking it too soon.