Heparin Sodium Injection Breastfeeding

Nutrients from the food that you eat passes to your breast milk. Its good idea to take healthy diet while breastfeeding. You may need to consume more calories per day to support healthy body system. Some time it gets necessary take medicine while you are breastfeeding and as other food items passes into breast milk, medicine passes as well hence it becomes obvious to understand its effects while breastfeeding. We have analyzed many medications and in this sheet we will present some fact and known information associated with Heparin Sodium Injection while breast-feeding.

What is Heparin Sodium Injection used for?

Heparin Lock Flush Solution, USP is indicated only to maintain patency of an intravenous injection device. It may be used following initial placement of the device in the vein, after each injection of a medication or after withdrawal of blood for laboratory analysis. The solution is not to be used for anticoagulation therapy. To prevent clot formation in a central venous catheter or peripherally-inserted central venous catheter following its proper insertion, Heparin Lock Flush Solution, 100 Units/mL is injected into the catheter (or into each unused lumen of a multiple-lumen catheter) in a quantity sufficient to fill the entire catheter or lumen of a multiple-lumen catheter to the tip (see catheter manufacturer’s labeling for specific catheter lumen volumes). This solution should be replaced each time the catheter (or catheter lumen in a multiple lumen catheter) is used. Aspirate before administering any solution in order to confirm catheter patency. If the drug to be administered is incompatible with heparin, the entire catheter or catheter lumen should be flushed with sterile water or normal saline before and after the medication is administered. Following the second flush, Heparin Lock Flush Solution may be reinstilled into the set. The catheter manufacturer’s instructions should be consulted for specifics concerning the catheter in use at a given time.

Is Heparin Sodium Injection usage safe while breastfeeding? If a lactating mother is using it can there be any effect on growth or development of infant?

Heparin Sodium Injection safe for breastfeeding
Heparin is the only one ingredient used in manufacturing of Heparin Sodium Injection, Which makes it easier to analyze its effect in breastfeeding. As per our analysis of Heparin it is safe to use Heparin Sodium Injection while lactating. We suggest you to check further details below about Heparin usage in breastfeeding.

Heparin Sodium Injection Breastfeeding Analsys

Heparin while Breastfeeding


CAS Number: 9005-49-6

The high molecular weight of both standard or non-fractionated Heparin, and, so-called low molecular weight Heparin makes excretion into breast milk extremely difficult. Dalteparin has been shown not to be excreted into breast milk . In addition, Heparins are inactivated in the GE tract where they are not absorbed which is reason to have a nil oral bioavailability. Absence of anti-clotting activity in breastfed infants has been shown after treatment of the mother with Enoxaparin. Risk of Heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia or Osteoporosis in the mother is lower with low weight Heparins. Eleventh WHO Model List of Essential Drugs 2002: Compatible with breastfeeding.

Heparin Sodium Injection Breastfeeding Analsys - 2

Heparin while Breastfeeding

CAS Number: 9005-49-6

Although heparin itself has not been studied, low molecular weight heparins (e.g., dalteparin, enoxaparin) are not excreted into breastmilk in clinically relevant amounts. Because heparin has an even higher molecular weight of 3000 to 30,000 daltons, it would not be expected to be appreciably excreted into breastmilk or absorbed by the infant. No special precautions are required.[1]

Is Heparin Sodium Injection safe while breastfeeding

I am nursing mother and I have already used Heparin Sodium Injection, what should I do?

As usage of Heparin Sodium Injection is mostly safe while breastfeeding hence there should not be any concern. In case of any change in behavior or health of your baby you should inform your health care provider about usage of Heparin Sodium Injection else no further action is required.

I am nursing mother and my doctor has suggested me to use Heparin Sodium Injection, is it safe?

Usage of Heparin Sodium Injection is safe for nursing mothers and baby, No worries.

If I am using Heparin Sodium Injection, will my baby need extra monitoring?


Who can I talk to if I have questions about usage of Heparin Sodium Injection in breastfeeding?

National Womens Health and Breastfeeding Helpline: 800-994-9662 (TDD 888-220-5446) 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300-100-0212 9.30am to 9.30pm, daily
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers: 0300-330-5453
La Leche League: 0345-120-2918
The Breastfeeding Network supporter line in Bengali and Sylheti: 0300-456-2421
National Childbirth Trust (NCT): 0300-330-0700

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 1800-686-268 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Telehealth Ontario for breastfeeding: 1-866-797-0000 24 hours a day, 7 days a week