Patient :I am Pregnant and due for C-Section in 2 days time. My health is fine and i don't have any medical issues. The only thing that bothers me is that i am into one injection daily of innohep 3,500 since 6 weeks pregnancy. I would like to know when should i stop the injection before i go into Spine Block and C-Section procedure.
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
It is indeed a genuine query for pregnant patients on INNOHEP. The ideal time to stop it is 24 hrs before the spinal anaesthesia or surgery to prevent excessive blood loss during surgery. However this can be started back again after 8hrs of removal of epidural catheter post caesarean section and continued for at least 6 weeks post delivery in cases of thrombophilias ( both acquired or inherited if diagnosed).
This is a very specific query on your part and hence i have tried to be very specific with regards to the management protocol.
I hope i have answered your query,
Wishing you safe surgery,
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