Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Protamine

Contributor(s): Mark Rishniw

Introduction

Name

  • Protamine sulfate.

Class of drug

  • Anticoagulant.

Uses

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Indications

  • The effects of heparin   Heparin  are neutralized within five minutes of protamine administration with the effect persisting for approximately two hours.
  • Protamine is indicated for the treatment of heparin overdosage.

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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