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3 miscarriages and a&c mthfr should I be on lovenox (enoxaparin) or heparin on next pregnancy ?

3 miscarriages and a&c mthfr should I be on lovenox (enoxaparin) or heparin on next pregnancy
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Discuss with doctor: Not sure what a&c means. Mthfr mutation is very weakly associated with miscarriage. If you are heterozygous then blood thinning medicines are not indicated. If you are homozygous then possibly. Ask about a fasting homocystine test. Your age of 41 is also a risk factor for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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For pregnancy for someone with history of uedvt...What is diff b/w heparin and lovenox (enoxaparin)? Why would one also be on baby aspirin?

For pregnancy for someone with history of uedvt...What is diff b/w heparin and lovenox (enoxaparin)? Why would one also be on baby aspirin?

Heparins, etc: Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) can be given IV or sq (as prophylaxis) and was used historically and is used now especially if want to turn on/off and be able to reverse it (w/ protamine). Enoxaparin (lovenox) is a low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh) that can be given subcutaneously (sq) for prophylaxis or treatment. Aspirin is used more to prevent arterial (mi, tia, stroke) not venous clots. ...Read more

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What are the risks in taking lovenox (enoxaparin) /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?

What are the risks in taking lovenox (enoxaparin) /heparin during pregnancy? What if baby aspirin is taken as well?

Heparin: Plain Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (lmw heparin) can both cause easy bruising and bleeding, even hemorrhage, decrease in normal platelet numbers, bone thinning - scary stuff - but usually are very safe. The trick is never to use them without a clear benefit to outweigh the risks, and always monitored under a specialist care. ...Read more

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Could you take heparin/lovenox when pregnant?

Could you take heparin/lovenox when pregnant?

Yes, you can: Unfractionated Heparin and low molecular weight Heparin are safe and useful drugs during pregnancy for women with increased risk for having blood clots. A history of having a blood clot or a strong family history of a blood clot associated with a familial thrombophila disorder are indicators for the prophylactic use of heparins. These agents can be used throughout pregnancy, but if low molecular weight heparins are used, a switch to unfractionated Heparin is required if epidural anesthesia is considered for labor and delivery, because of risk of epidural hematoma if low molecular weight Heparin was used within 24 hours before delivery. Since onset of labor is unpredictable, most obstetricians will make the switch at 36 weeks gestation. A discussion with your obstetrician before pregnancy or early in pregnancy about management with Heparin should help alleviate concerns you have about its use. ...Read more

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What is the connection between lovenox (enoxaparin) and heparin?

See below: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a form of Heparin called low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh). Lmwh has less risk than regular heparin, and only needs to be administered once or twice a day. ...Read more

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If I switched to heparin instead of the lovenox (enoxaparin) would there be any difference?

Use caution: If you have had spinal surgery and wish to switch ask you doctor and be very careful as some studies have shown a slight increase risk of bleeding at the surgery site with use of lovenox (enoxaparin). ...Read more

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What to do about heparin vs. lovenox (enoxaparin) medication?

What is question?: "Using heparin together with enoxaparin may increase the risk of bleeding, including severe and sometimes fatal hemorrhage. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns." (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1235-11326,978-533) ...Read more

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What's the difference between lovenox (enoxaparin) and heparin?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) vs. heparin: Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) & enoxaparin (lovenox or lmwh) both prevent blood clots by indirectly inhibiting the function of 2 important clotting factors, xa and iia (thrombin). Ufh is very large , while lmwh is smaller. Dosing of UFH is IV or sq every 8-12 hrs, and lmwh sq every 12-24 hrs. Care is needed with lmwh if renal failure. Ufh is more likely to cause hit, a dangerous allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to switch clexane for heparin? Pregnancy

Clexane: Clexane (known as Lovenox in the U.S.) is the brand name for enoxaparin. This medication is commonly used during pregnancy. Some doctors will switch back to unfractionated Heparin close to delivery since Heparin has a completely effective antidote, while enoxaparin's antidote is less reliable. Obviously, the OB doesn't want anyone to bleed excessively during delivery. ...Read more

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How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

How safe is heparin during pregnancy?

Requires care: Heparin, a blood thinner, can cause serious bleeding problems. While complications are rare, when they happen, they can be severe. Using Heparin requires expert care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take heparin in pregnancy?

Is it safe to take heparin in pregnancy?

Yes: Heparin, a blood thinner, is used in pregnancy for a number of different conditions. There is unfractionated Heparin and low-molecular weight heparin(lmwh). Both are given as shots. Neither cross the placenta and do not have any affect on the fetus. Unfractionated Heparin requires more monitoring than lmwh. The blood thinner to avoid in pregnancy is Coumadin (warfarin) which can cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Can I use heparin sodium sub q and have the same effect of heparin calcium during pregnancy ?

Can I use heparin sodium sub q and have the same effect of heparin calcium during pregnancy ?

Heparin: According to my readings, both are effective but the calcium preparation causes more discomfort at the injection sites. A hematologist or even your pharmacist may be able to provide you with additional information regarding the 2 preparations and their differences. ...Read more

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Can switching to warfarin from heparin before knowing I was pregnant cause high risk pregnancy?

Warfarin: Warfarin is a drug you shouldn't be using during pregnancy. Heparin is safer because it doesn't cross the placenta and affect the fetus. But why do you need these anticoagulants? That cause may increase the risks of pregnancy and put you into a high risk group. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an anticardiolipin antibody and am 4 weeks pregnant when will i need to begin taking heparin in order for my pregnancy to have the best chance?

Consult your OB now: Please consult your OB immediately. You should be under regular antenatal care and should have seen your OB by now, if not sooner. Decision to put you on Heparin requires more evaluation than is feasible in this forum. ...Read more

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I am taking progesterone, estradiol, aspirin, heparin and hCG injections in my first trimester of pregnancy?

Okay?: That's a lot of medicine, but you haven't asked a question. What do you want to know? ...Read more

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If you have a blood clotting disorder- IgM aside from taking baby aspirin, do you get heparin before or just during pregnancy?

More info needed: Issues about coagulation and anticoagulation in pregnancy cannot be answered with the amount of information supplied. I'm not sure if "igm" is referring to igm lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia) or something else. In general -- in many coagulation issues in pregnancy low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh) is used with close anti-xa monitoring. ...Read more

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Does Lovenox (enoxaparin) make u bleed during pregnancy?

Does Lovenox (enoxaparin) make u bleed during pregnancy?

It should not: If you are taking an appropriate dosage of Lovenox (enoxaparin) and keep your coagulation functions within normal you should not be bleeding ; other undiagnosed cervical, placental or obstetrical condition may have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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2 uedvts. No clotting issues found. Would i still be put on lovenox (enoxaparin) for pregnancy?

Good choice: Pregnancy increases the risk of blood clots as much as 40 to 60 times. Having had a previous unexplained DVT would put you at high risk. I would recommend some form of anticoagulation therapy. Your OB and your mfm high risk doctor can help with the right option. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lovenox (enoxaparin) will help a pregnancy stay strong?

Clotting : Lovenox (enoxaparin) is used in pregnancy to reduce the risk of clotting. If there is a blood disorder that is causing clotting, it can lead to a clot and affect the pregnancy. Lovenox (enoxaparin) or Enoxaparin is used to try and prevent clotting and allow a normal pregnancy. Hope this helps. Usually used in patients with a hereditary defect that leads to clots. ...Read more

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Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Heparin.: Use of fondaparinux in pregnancy should be limited to those women who have severe allergic reactions to heparin, including heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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


Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more