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Fondaparinux for Other Situations

If you are taking fondaparinux for an unapproved use (an "off-label" use), you should be aware that there are no clearly established dosage amounts for such uses.
 

General Information on Using Fondaparinux

Some considerations for people taking fondaparinux include the following:
 
  • This medication is given as an injection just under the skin (as a subcutaneous injection) once a day.
     
  • The injections are usually given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area).
     
  • 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 fondaparinux.
     
  • 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 taken as prescribed. You may be increasing your risk for serious problems if you stop taking it too soon.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to dosing with fondaparinux, please talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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