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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

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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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 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?

Not common: I have not heard of osteoporosis as a complication from lovenox (enoxaparin). In terms of your blood clots, has your doctor done a work up for a hypercoaguable state? Did he discuss alternative oral anticoagulation with xarelto? ...Read more

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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

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On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

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

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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

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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...

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

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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?

I'm on baby aspirin for blood thinners. I no longer take lovenox (enoxaparin). Can I drink alcohol?

? what reason for Asp: It depends on the cause for which you are taking blood thinners (baby aspirin?
Alcohol is moderate amount (1 or 2 drinks / once weekly) is safe provided you stay within your limits and not over- do it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the medicine "lovenox"?

What are the side effects of the medicine "lovenox"?

Bleeding: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant/blood thinner and may cause internal or external bleeding. There may be reactions at the site of injection and drug-drug interactions. ...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

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Can you eat ginger if your on lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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

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What can you not eat when taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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

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Can lovenox (enoxaparin) shots cause osteoporosis?

Can lovenox (enoxaparin) shots cause osteoporosis?

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

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What labs should I have done if I take Lovenox BID?

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

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Can you take lovenox (enoxaparin) and still get a clot?

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

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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 is factor five leiden lovenox (enoxaparin) used to treat?

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

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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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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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My uncle is taking lovenox (enoxaparin). Is it normal to have knots around skin?

My uncle is taking lovenox (enoxaparin). Is it normal to have knots around skin?

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

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Why so some people have to take lovenox (enoxaparin) for the rest of their lives?

Factor 5: Factor 5 leiden deficiency is a inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong. ...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

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Lovenox (Definition)

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