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can an overdose of lovenox (enoxaparin) kill a person by bleeding to death?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Bleeding can kill: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a blood thinner and when dosed appropriately (based on weight) is very safe and effective for its intended purposes. But anytime you take a blood thinner, there is a risk of bleeding. But the medicine is prescribed based on the idea that its benefit outweighs its risk.
Answered on May 2, 2015

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