Heparin: Drug Interactions & Contraindications


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Heparin is an anticoagulant that is used to treat and prevent _____.

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1. Drug interactions that can occur when taking heparin include an increased risk of bleeding and _____.

2. Two common drugs that interact with heparin are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This set of quiz and worksheet questions quickly tests your knowledge of heparin. See if you can identify how this drug is used and what can interact with it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to find out what you remember about:

  • Drugs that commonly interact with heparin
  • What is treated using heparin
  • The effect of smoking on heparin

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how heparin is used
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the two bleeding disorders that are contraindicated when taking heparin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about drugs that commonly interact with heparin and what those interactions often are

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this commonly prescribed medication by reviewing the lesson titled Heparin: Drug Interactions & Contraindications. It will cover:

  • The effect of drinking alcohol on the effectiveness of heparin
  • Conditions commonly treated using heparin
  • The methods used to administer heparin