Blood clots -Protamine sulfate is a drug that neutralizes the anticoagulant ability of heparin.
Often, during a heart operation, the doctor must take heparin drugs to combat blood clotting, prevent the formation of blood clots.
At the end of the operation, protamin sulfate is used to neutralize heparin, bringing the body back to normal.
Without this pair of drugs going hand in hand, the doctor would not be able to perform a heart operation.
The Drug Administration asked hospitals to review plans to procure and use protamin sulfate drugs; importers proactively supply to the market in a timely manner, avoiding shortages of drugs due to late signing of contracts.
This move was made by the Drug Administration (Ministry of Health) after information about the risk of shortage of drugs containing the active ingredient protamin sulfate at some medical facilities.
Protamin sulfate is a drug on the list of rare drugs, an indispensable item in the procedure of cardiothoracic surgery, so it is prioritized in considering the issuance of circulation registration certificates, according to the Drug Administration.
Recently, the Department licensed a number of establishments to import protamin sulfate (which has not been granted a circulation registration certificate) to meet the special treatment needs of medical examination and treatment facilities.