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Long Term Effects Of Lovenox
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
See below: It can be taken long term if indicatedd. Why do you need to be on it long term? ...Read more
How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?
How long after stopping lovenox (enoxaparin) injections will by all over body pain and nausea go away?
Not lovenox (enoxaparin): Lovenox (enoxaparin) should not cause those symptoms. The cause of the symptoms needs to be identified. ...Read more
On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?
Can't tell here: Would need much more detailed information. Where is the mesh? How large is the mesh? Where was the mesh placed and in what layer? Why is the mesh being removed? Infection history? What are the other medical conditions? Only your surgeon can tell you what surgery will be needed and how long surgery may take. ...Read more
I'm 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
One drink ok: Do not drink more than one drink per day and then anytime. ...Read more
Any: Time it safe, can take while on Lovenox (enoxaparin) ...Read more
How long before a patient taking Coumadin (warfarin) to have a controlled inr. It has been 2 months and my last INR was 7.2? Taking 15mg. Is lovenox better?
How long after stopping lovenox (enoxaparin) do you have to wait to be able to get a tattoo. Just found out we had our third miscarriage and we want to get a tattoo in memory for our three baby's we had lost...
So Sorry...: First of all, I'm so sorry for your loss. No one should have to go through even a third of what you've already been through. In terms of the Lovenox (enoxaparin)...the injections are short lived. They are often stopped just 1 day prior to major surgery. Talk with your prescribing doctor to make sure there aren't any other reasons you can't. Be sure to choose a reputable artist to avoid other complications ...Read more
How long for calf DVT to dissolve? I'm 28, no previous history this happened after car accident. Taking lovenox (enoxaparin). Will I have symps. Until it dissolves
A while: It may take a while but treatment of traumatic DVT will last probably at least 6 months. After one week of shots (lovenox) they will probably switch to anticoagulation by mouth (unless there are other circumstances not explained in your question) ...Read more
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I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?
Yes: Ginger has some "blood thinning" effects, but very unlikely to be clinically significant (lead to bleeding) when consumed as part of a normal diet. The high potency supplements may be associated with a bleeding risk, but not statistically proven. For patient's on Lovenox (enoxaparin) & heparin, ginger may be consumed as part of a normal diet. Enjoy. ...Read more
You can eat greens: While on Lovenox (enoxaparin) you can eat as is your usual diet. Contrary to warfarin, Lovenox (enoxaparin) is not affected by eating food that is rich in vitamin K. Although you can eat greens with warfarin as well, management of therapeutic target is difficult, because of fluctuation in peoples intake of vitamin K rich foods. ...Read more
Lovenox (enoxaparin) & bones: Yes, long-term use of Lovenox (enoxaparin) over many months is known to cause bone loss. If this is a concern, a different anticoagulant shot known as Arixtra can be considered. Additionally, there are new oral anticoagulants such as xarelto that can be considered as well. ...Read more
Anti-Xa levels: It should be your doctor who prescribe the medication who should decide what to monitor and when to monitor. Lovenox effectiveness can be monitored with a lab test for Anti Xa. ...Read more
Possible yes: If the dose is suboptimal or the person is deficient in coagulation factors not affected by Lovenox (enoxaparin) you can still get a blood cloth. ...Read more
Tendency to clot: Factor v leiden is a hereditary abnormality of a clotting protein that increases your risk of forming clots, notably in the veins (phlebitis). If you are undergoing a procedure that would also increase this risk (surgery, prolonged immobilization), Lovenox (enoxaparin) might be used preventively. It is only for short-term use, and oral drugs such as warfarin would be used if you need long-term protection. ...Read more
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
Do: You mean at the site of subcutaneous injection? If yes then it could be normal. IIf not then it is abnormal. Could be minimized by ice application and changing sites off injection? If infected may need I&D or antibiotics ...Read more
Factor 5: Factor 5 leiden deficiency is a inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong. ...Read more
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