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Doctor insights on: Lovenox Enoxaparin Interactions

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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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What is lovenox?

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

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What foods should you avoid when taking lovenox?

Nothing in particula: You will not require a special diet while taking enoxaparin injections. If you for some reason take large amounts of herbal supplements, some can affect the ability of your blood to clot, but most people do not consume significant amounts of garlic, gensing, or gingko. ...Read more

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What is the connection between lovenox and heparin?

What is the connection between lovenox 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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What to do about heparin vs. lovenox 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 and heparin?

What's the difference between lovenox and heparin?

Lovenox 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 can I do if I miss one dose of Enoxaparin ?

Depends: If you are on once daily lovenox it woul dbe best to take the shot now and then alter the subequent shots to reflect that ie if you take it at night, and it is now morning, take it and conitue to take it in the morning. If you are on twice daily lovenox just skip the missed dose ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Lovenox (Definition)

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