A 64-year-old male asked:
male 64 had robotic prostatectomy as a day surgery. 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj given 8hrs after surgery. pt died in 3 days. was 120mg an overdose in this case?
2 doctor answers
Dr. David Earle answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Too complex: Dose of Lovenox (enoxaparin) depends on the reason for administering the drug, and is sometimes dosed based on weight.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
Dr. Gregg Nishi answered
22 years experience Bariatrics
Lovenox (enoxaparin): Well, hard to say without knowing more. However, usually 40mg is given for DVT prophylaxis. A higher dose, 1mg/kg is used to treat someone who already has a blood clot. The dose he got was for a 120kg (264lbs) person that is being treated for a blood clot.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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