Skip to main content

Heparin: Powerful and Instantaneously Acting Anticoagulant

Apollo Pharmacy hiring

GPAT courses

Apollo Pharmacy hiring

pharma courses

Magazine Home


PharmaTutor (November- 2014)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 2, Issue 11)


Received On: 25/08/2014; Accepted On: 31/08/2014; Published On: 01/11/2014


AUTHORS: Amitava Sinha Ray
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
West Bengal, India


Anticoagulant is an agent that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots. Anticoagulants, such as heparin or warfarin work on chemical reactions in the body to lengthen the time it takes to form a blood clot. Heparin the anticoagulant drug that is used to prevent blood clots from forming during and after surgery and to treat various heart, lung, and circulatory disorders in human body. Heparin is comparatively a strong acid that forms water–soluble salts. It is used in treatment of venous thrombosis and its extensions, pulmonary embolism (PE), peripheral arterial embolism. Smoking and alcohol may alter response to heparin. Abrupt withdrawal of heparin may precipitate increased coagulability.


How to cite this article: AS Ray; Heparin: Powerful and Instantaneously acting Anticoagulant; PharmaTutor; 2014; 2(11); 30-34