Heparin is another type of anticoagulant that helps treat and prevent blood clots. This medicine is also given in the hospital through your IV continuously. Heparin is sometimes used together with aspirin. While you are on Heparin, you will need frequent labs to monitor the thickness of your blood, and your dose will be adjusted based on those lab results. The labs used to monitor Heparin include the PTT and the Unfractionated Heparin level.

Common side effects:

  • Easy bleeding and bruising