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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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My lovenox (enoxaparin) injection sites continue to ache. Is this normal?

Maybe: It's not uncommon; but if it gets worse have this checked to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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29 f just diagnosis with 2 tiny pe. On two injections of lovenox, and coumadin (warfarin). Saw i'm at risk of during within 30 days of diagnosis. Is this true?

29 f just diagnosis with 2 tiny pe. On two injections of lovenox, and coumadin (warfarin). Saw i'm at risk of during within 30 days of diagnosis. Is this true?

We're all at risk: We're all at risk - at least you're on the the correct treatment to prevent complications. Stay calm and carry on! on your regimen, your risk is very low. ...Read more

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Im 28. What can I do so that the small purple dots that appear on my abdomen as a result of the lovenox (enoxaparin) injections, disappear? How long to go away?

Small hematomas: these are small hematoma blood collection. As long as you hidden sites and in different places they won't look that bad. May take about 2 wk for it to go away but with continued use of Lovenox (enoxaparin) it may take longer. ...Read more

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Temp off Warfarin and on Lovenox (enoxaparin) injections twice a day. Drank on warfarin without issue, can I still have a few beers on the lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Temp off Warfarin and on Lovenox (enoxaparin) injections twice a day.  Drank on warfarin without issue, can I still have a few beers on the lovenox (enoxaparin)?

No: and I would ask why you aren't directing this question at the prescribers? I am sure if you asked your doctor whether it's ok to drink on Warfarin, s/he would tell you NO in no uncertain terms. Even moderate drinking impairs the metabolism of warfarin, often making you require higher doses, which is if you then lower your drinking may cause a high INR and bleeding risk. It is DANGEROUS. Stop. ...Read more

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Does lovenox (enoxaparin) injections cause headaches?5 days post-op and this was preventative for possible clots.

Headache: Headaches are not a common side effete from Lovenox (enoxaparin). If you had spinal anesthesia, that may be a reason for your headaches. Make sure you hydrate well and if your headaches continue, you need to get in to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I help speed up healing of hematomas on my abdomen caused by lovenox (enoxaparin) injections? I really want to make sure these disappear. What can I do?

How can I help speed up healing of hematomas on my abdomen caused by lovenox (enoxaparin) injections? I really want to make sure these disappear. What can I do?

Apply Heat: Heat will increase the circulation and speed up resolution of the hematoma. PS Applying ice after the injection may reduce the hematoma itself. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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My mom is taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 80mg injection 1x every 12 hours and Megestrol 40 mg 2x every 12 hours. is black seed (nigella sativa) oil good to take or no?

NO: When a person is taking anticoagulants and hormones these medications already have Life-threatening side effects involving regulation of clotting and bleeding requiring careful monitoring and supervision by Doctor Supplementing are medications of unknown quality , strength ,purity.Each batch varies instrength and purity they have significant and unknown side effects and drug interactions ...Read more

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Can longterm use of Coumadin (warfarin) cause problems with fertility I've been on it 4yrs had miscarriage last yr should I do lovenox injections instead?

Concerns: Coumadin (warfarin) for proper reasons is a good tried medication. Coumadin (warfarin) and pregnancy presents some challenges. Early consultation and planning with your OB gyn is indicated to traverse that path. ...Read more

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I had PE after my 3rd baby and now am pregnant with 4rth I started my lovenox (enoxaparin) injections am in week 9 I and am having pain in my leg veins. Is it norm?

I had PE after my 3rd baby and now am pregnant with 4rth I started my lovenox (enoxaparin) injections am in week 9 I and am having pain in my leg veins. Is it norm?

Need vein ultrasound: Since you have had a PE in the past and seem to be at risk for DVT, you should have a venous ultrasound to rule out a leg DVT. An ultrasound poses no risk to the fetus. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lovenox (Definition)

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