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Lovenox Enoxaparin Side Effects
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.
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?
Not a good idea: The combination can lead to serious bleedeing and should be avoided.
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.
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.
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.
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
Factor 5: Factor 5 leiden deficiency is a inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.).See 1 more doctor answer
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