Cathflush Injection 10ml

Thrombotic Disorder Rx required

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CATHFLUSH contains Heparin which belongs to a group of medicines called anticoagulants which helps to stop blood clotting. It is used to treat and prevent blood clots in veins, lung, unstable angina pectoris, acute peripheral arterial occlusion and mural thrombosis. This medicine is also used during heart and lung operations and during kidney dialysis.

Heparin is an anticoagulant which acts indirectly by activating plasma antithrombin III (AT III, a serine proteinase inhibitor). This heparin-AT III complex then binds to clotting factors of the intrinsic and common pathways and inactivates them but not factor VIIa operative in the extrinsic pathway. Then it is exerted mainly by inhibition of factor Xa as well as thrombin (IIa) mediated conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin.

Before receiving CATHFLUSH, tell your physician if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, are pregnant or breastfeeding. The common side effects are bleeding and red lumps or itchy patches like eczema. It must be avoided for premature and newborn babies.


Treats and prevents,

  • blood clots in veins and lungs
  • unstable angina pectoris
  • acute peripheral arterial occlusion
  • mural thrombosis


Heparin belongs to class of medications called anticoagulants which works by decreasing the clotting ability of the blood.


CATHFLUSH will be administered by your doctor or nurse into vein (intravenously) either all at once or over a longer period of time (via a drip) or injected underneath your skin.



  • skin, rash, eye irritation, runny nose, wheezing, rapid breathing, a blue tinge to the lips, fever, chills, swelling of the eyes and lips
  • bleeding and bruising


  • red lumps and  itchy patches (like eczema)


  • raised levels of potassium in the blood
  • irritation or sloughing of skin



CATHFLUSH is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your Doctor.


CATHFLUSH should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice.


Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with CATHFLUSH.


CATHFLUSH should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.


CATHFLUSH is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.


Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Heparin.


CATHFLUSH should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.


Tell your doctor before taking this medicine if you have or had:

  • major trauma
  • haemophilia
  • bleeding problem
  • thrombocytopenia
  • fragile capillaries
  • very high blood pressure
  • tuberculosis (TB)
  • severe skin problems
  • recently had an operation
  • are going to undergo any surgery
  • are over 60 years of age
  • diabetes
  • high levels of potassium in your blood


Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • aspirin, ketorolac, diclofenac, ibuprofen (treats pain)
  • dextran solutions (used to treat shock)
  • dipyridamole, epoprostenol, clopidogrel and streptokinase
  • cephalosporins, gentamicin, amikacin, neomycin or tobramycin (treats infections)
  • captopril, enalapril, lisinopril, ramipril, losartan or valsartan (treats high blood pressure or heart problems)
  • amiloride, triamterene, eplerenone or spironolactone (increase the potassium level in your blood)
  • glyceryl trinitrate (for coronary heart disease)
  • probenecid (treats gout)


Drug :   Heparin
Pharmacological Category :   Anticoagulants
Therapeutic Indication :   Blood clots in veins and lungs, unstable angina pectoris, Acute peripheral arterial occlusion, mural thrombosis
Dosage Forms :   Injection


Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.


Can CATHFLUSH be used during pregnancy?

It is not suitable for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for advice.

Can I take CATHFLUSH if I have liver problems?

It is not recommended if you have liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

When is CATHFLUSH given?

It is usually given after surgery, which remains hospitalized for several days to prevent blood clots.


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Cathflush Injection 10ml

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