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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Lovenox (Overview)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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What is lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood thiner: Levenox or enoxaparin is a low molecular weight Heparin used same as Heparin , is derived from pigs intestine , used for prophylaxis for thrombo-embolism, for pulmonary embolism, coronary heart diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Lovenox (Overview)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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I understand there is a newly approved pill form for lovenox (enoxaparin). What is its name?

Not: There is no oral form of low molecular weight heparin. You're probably referring to Pradaxa and xarelto which are new, oral anti-coagulants indicated for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Uedvt. Want to get pregnant. Don't understand why I have to wait to see hematologist to get lovenox (enoxaparin). Why can't gp prescribe? On anticoag for life

Uedvt. Want to get pregnant. Don't understand why I have to wait to see hematologist to get lovenox (enoxaparin). Why can't gp prescribe? On anticoag for life

Evaluation : Perhaps your gp wants you better evaluated by a hematologist so that you can accurately discuss the risk of pregnancy with your condition, rather than just writing you a prescription and having you get pregnant prior to appropriate consultation. ...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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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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I'm taking lovenox (enoxaparin) during pregnancy because of history of PE. Is it still safe to take with placenta previa. I'm having light brown spotting right now.

Consult a Doctor: The risk and benefit of utilizing a blood thinner such as lovenox (enoxaparin) with a history of thromboembolic disease such as PE with an ongoing issue placenta previa that can cause bleeding needs to be discussed with your physician. Both of these can be potential life threatening events and the benefits and the risks of both taking as well as not taking lvoenox need to be explored with your doctor ...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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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