A 64-year-old male asked:
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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?

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Dr. David Earle
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
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
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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