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Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Overview)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood thinners such as enoxaparain.


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Should I take enoxaparin after delivery? How long has it been used?

Should I take enoxaparin after delivery? How long has it been used?

Enoxaparin: Your doctor must have had a very important reason to prescribe this medication, and you should follow that advice. It has been used safely during pregnancy and after delivery for several years for very specific reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
358 doctors shared insights

Enoxaparin (Overview)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood thinners such as enoxaparain.


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Uedvt. Want to get pregnant. Don't understand why I have to wait to see hematologist to get lovenox (enoxaparin). Why can't gp prescribe? On anticoag for life

Uedvt. Want to get pregnant. Don't understand why I have to wait to see hematologist to get lovenox (enoxaparin). Why can't gp prescribe? On anticoag for life

Evaluation : Perhaps your gp wants you better evaluated by a hematologist so that you can accurately discuss the risk of pregnancy with your condition, rather than just writing you a prescription and having you get pregnant prior to appropriate consultation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take enoxaparin sodium injections while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take enoxaparin sodium injections while breastfeeding?

Probably yes: Heparin, whether fractioanted or unfractionated are relatively safe as compared to oral agents like warfarin , etc. Of course your pediatrician is he best source of info on this subject. ...Read more

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Is enoxaparin less dangerous than Coumadin (warfarin) in case of active gastric ulcer?

Is enoxaparin less dangerous than Coumadin (warfarin) in case of active gastric ulcer?

No: It is not less dangerous. Both are contraindicated if there is active bleeding. Both have the potential to cause life threatening bleeding in the presence of an active peptic ulcer. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of lovenox (enoxaparin) for clotting problems?

Long term side effects of lovenox (enoxaparin) for clotting problems?

Bleeding, bruising: The most common side effects of blood thinners like Lovenox (enoxaparin), an injectible, low molecular weight heparin, is bleeding. This can be minor bleeding, like a cut from shaving that takes longer to stop, or more severe bleeding, like bleeding in the colon or brain. Local site reactions from the actual shots are not uncommon, either. ...Read more

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What is lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood thiner: Levenox or enoxaparin is a low molecular weight Heparin used same as Heparin , is derived from pigs intestine , used for prophylaxis for thrombo-embolism, for pulmonary embolism, coronary heart diseases. ...Read more

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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What is the use of the drug lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is the use of the drug lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood clots: This is an injectable drug that is related to heparin. It is used to treat and prevent blood clots. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Lovenox (Definition)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more