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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.

Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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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.

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Usually Lovenox (enoxaparin) injec. Are for 7-10 days after discharge. I was on 80 mg twice a day, for 6 wks & had big increase in AST & ALT levels. Side effect?

Usually Lovenox (enoxaparin) injec. Are for 7-10 days after discharge. I was on 80 mg twice a day, for 6 wks & had big increase in AST & ALT levels. Side effect?

Increased ALT&AST: Occurred in 6% of patients treated with Lovenox (enoxaparin). Elevated liver enzymes is a known side effect. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!

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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

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Can I take ibpophin while taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Not a good idea: The combination can lead to serious bleedeing and should be avoided.

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What foods should you avoid when taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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What is the connection between lovenox (enoxaparin) and heparin?

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.

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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

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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.

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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).

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I am on 40mg daily of lovenox (enoxaparin). If I accidently took an extra dose once because I couldn't remember if I took it already can it hurt me?

Probably not: That is a prophylactic dose. However, try not to do it on a regular basis. Keep a calendar and mark off the doses. Always give it the same time everyday. For example, bedtime then always at bedtime. Hope this helps.

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What is the treatment for lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose: Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdoses can be treated by holding the medication, giving an antidote called protamine, transfusing blood products as needed, and using agents to promote blood clotting (anti-fibrinolytic agents, recombinant factor fvii, etc.).

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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.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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