•Heparin is an anticoagulant drug that inhibits the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin. Heparin can cause a decreased platelet count, known as thrombocytopenia, which increases bleeding risk.
•Other adverse reactions/side effects may include rashes, urticaria (itching), anemia, fever, and alopecia and osteoporosis (both with long term use)
•Incorrect: Leukopenia is a decrease in white blood cells and is not usually not associated with heparin.
•Incorrect: Diarrhea and tinnitus are not associated with heparin use.