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Doctor insights on: Enoxaparin Dosing Guidelines

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Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Whats the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

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Whats the maximum dosage of coumadin (warfarin)?

Varies: I love dr. Klein's answer: "the dose that works." he is absolutely right. Certain south-east Asian populations have the genetics he mentioned that makes them require higher doses of Coumadin (warfarin) than others the same weight. Generally, smaller people need less than larger, too, but not always. Diet has a lot to do with dosage need. ...Read more

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Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Acetaminophen/hydrocodone 5/500 maximum recommended doses?

Ask the doctor: Ask the doctor who gave the prescription. The 500 is the amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) in the tablet. The total daily dose should not be more than 3000mg or 6 tablets. The maximum dose may be less in some people due to liver or kidney problems. Please ask the doctor who gave the medications. Taking too much can result in liver problems, addiction, or drug dependence. ...Read more

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While searching for adjusting warfarin dose for my 62yo mom http://www.Warfarindosing.Org/ says genotyping 7 loci. Given the cost, recommended still?

While searching for adjusting warfarin dose for my 62yo mom http://www.Warfarindosing.Org/ says genotyping 7 loci. Given the cost, recommended still?

No: Not unless you're having a tough time becoming therapeutic on coumadin, (warfarin) this isn't required. Speak with your physician who really should be the one to make adjustments to Coumadin (warfarin) dose and checking the inr. ...Read more

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Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Is 7mg a high dose for coumadin (warfarin)?

Not Really: Some patient require higher dose as hepatic metabolism is variable. Also, intake of vitamin k containing food will impact Coumadin (warfarin) dose. ...Read more

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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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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I weigh 182 pounds and need to take lovenox (enoxaparin) injectable before a medical procedure. What would the lovenox (enoxaparin) dose be?

Discuss w/ your doc: For something like this, as we are not privy to details of your medical history and procedure, it would be highly recommended to discuss this with your prescribing physician so that you get the safest and most personalized care. ...Read more

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Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered. How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered.  How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

That means 80mg/dose: A normal baby can take 6.8 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) per pound of body weight, in one dose. That means 6.8 mg x 26 pounds = 176.8 mg (but round down to 160 mg for simplicity). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is typically used for just 1-3 days. The baby's doctor may have recommended a smaller dose for some reason, as he knows the baby's details. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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At what age should children start dosing & administering their own daily prescript meds?

At what age should children start dosing & administering their own daily prescript meds?

Adolescence: My general rule is around ages 10-11 in that ore-adolescent time period. Basically if they can take pills they should dose themselves. That doesn't mean there shouldn't be parental oversight, but it's a good rule to follow so that they learn responsibility for their health early. ...Read more

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Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates? Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5 Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25 Hctz 25mg

Are the following medications harmful past their expiration dates?
Lisinopril/Hctz 10/12.5
Triamterene/Hctz 37.5/25
Hctz 25mg

Medications: are UNLIKELY to be HARMFUL after their expiration dates which are usually estimated very conservatively...HOWEVER much more commonly are NOT AS EFFECTIVE! Short answer is DO NOT USE THEM! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are aggrenox and heparin given together?

Are aggrenox and heparin given together?

Possibly: They can be - it depends on the indication. The risk of bleeding will be increased but the risk of clotting will be lowered. It's a judgement call. That why doctors need a lot training. ...Read more

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On remicade (infliximab) for uc. Max dose every 5 weeks.Disease flareup after 3 weeks since infusion.Gi advises switch over to humira. Any recommendations?

On remicade (infliximab) for uc. Max dose every 5 weeks.Disease flareup after 3 weeks since infusion.Gi advises switch over to humira. Any recommendations?

Reasonable: Switching to another tnf agent may lead to better disease control so it is worth a try. It is not, however, certain that the switch will provide additional benefit. ...Read more

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Is the td/ipv vaccine vegetarian compliant?

Is the td/ipv vaccine vegetarian compliant?

Td, IPV vaccines: There is a dtap/ipv combined vaccine but not td/ipv. The components of the dtap vaccine are derived from killed diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria and ipv, from killed polio virus. All are "vegetarian-compliant". ...Read more

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Enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq x 3 months for RA + psoriasis. Very little improvement. Any downside to increasing to enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq twice weekly? Mtx not tolerated.

Enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq x 3 months for RA + psoriasis. Very little improvement. Any downside to increasing to enbrel (etanercept) 50 mg sq twice weekly? Mtx not tolerated.

No real downside: Tnf inhibitors like Enbrel don't increase in toxicity like other meds do. Increasing the dose to 50mg twice weekly is a good idea.But, if you don't also take methotrexate, for any reason, you will be more likely to develop antibodies against the Enbrel and neutralize it--causing it to lose most or all effectiveness.If increasing Enbrel does not work, consider another med like Humira or remicade (infliximab). ...Read more

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Lorinase syrup Dosage for 34 mos at 19 kg?

Lorinase syrup Dosage for 34 mos at 19 kg?

Generally not used: Generally decongestants are not recommended in children younger than age 4-6 because of the potential for side effects. If your child is having allergic congestion you should check with your doctor about meds, but a tsp of benadryl, (diphenhydramine) or 1 tsp of loratidine, the anti histamine in lorinase would be ok. But check with your doctor saline nose sprays can also aid in combating nasal congestion ...Read more

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Lovenox (Definition)

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