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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. Joseph Boland
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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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Is it ok to give toradol with lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Ideally no: Ideally try to avoid non steroidal anti inflammatory medications like toradol on patients using anticoagulation. It can increase the risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

See below: Both are blood thinners that act on different parts of the coagulation (clotting) pathway in our system, warfarin is oral and needs regular blood test to check if it is in a good level, avoid eating vitamin k rich foods like dark greens while on this med. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is injectable, dosing computed thru weight. ...Read more

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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.). ...Read more

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Do you have to take lovenox (enoxaparin) before warfarin?

Do you have to take lovenox (enoxaparin) before warfarin?

Usually: Unless you were on Heparin or one of the other lmwh's (like arixtra), yes it is recommended to be anticoagulated when starting warfarin. This is because there is a brief increase in coagulation tendencies by release of the vit-k dependent clotting factors w/start of warfarin. Once depleted (few days), the Lovenox (enoxaparin) can be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is the difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Many: Warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and is given in pill form and is much cheaper, requires constant checking levels in the blood ( pt-inr). Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a low molecular sintetic heparin, injectable once or twice a day subcutaneously, much more expensive buy does not requiere to check the levels in the blood tests. Warfarin has to be stopped 3 to 5 days before surgery, Lovenox (enoxaparin) only 36 hrs. ...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

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Can an overdose of lovenox (enoxaparin) kill a person by bleeding to death?

Can an overdose of  lovenox (enoxaparin) kill a person by bleeding to death?

Bleeding can kill: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a blood thinner and when dosed appropriately (based on weight) is very safe and effective for its intended purposes. But anytime you take a blood thinner, there is a risk of bleeding. But the medicine is prescribed based on the idea that its benefit outweighs its risk. ...Read more

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Discharged yesterday INR was 1.9, should she take lovenox (enoxaparin) today?

Discharged yesterday INR was 1.9, should she take lovenox (enoxaparin) today?

Probably,but depends: onto a number of factors. It is best to consult the physician(s), who prescribed the medication(s), with this question. ...Read more

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Taking lovenox (enoxaparin) and gaining a lot weight and have back pain. Should i stop?

Bleed unlikely: Lovenox (enoxaparin) could cause spontaneous epidural hematoma causing severe back pain and leg weakness but this is very unlikely. I don't think Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause weight gain. Get a medical evaluation and good luck. ...Read more

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I'm on lovenox (enoxaparin) longterm; is this safe. Also the dose is .6mg/6ml bid... am I suppose to inject the air bubble? Is this dangerous ?

Depends on how long: 60mg/0.6mL is a standard dose for an average size adult (1mg for every kilogram of body weight). It's usually only used for a few days up to 2 weeks, then changed to a different blood thinner. Long-term can cause osteopenia (bone loss) but even short-term use can cause side effects including bleeding, liver problems, rash, anemia...) Before injecting, hold tip up and push the air bubble out. ...Read more

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I have had a pe soon after my second child . Do I have any alternative to lovenox (enoxaparin) if i was to get pregnant again? Anything in a pill form?

I have had a pe soon after my second child . Do I have any alternative to lovenox (enoxaparin) if i was to get pregnant again? Anything in a pill form?

Not really: There are some anticoagulants like Heparin that can be used but you have to protect yourself. It is extremely important you use something to prevent this from reoccurring. ...Read more

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Sometimes after i inject lovenox, (enoxaparin) a thin stream comes out when i put on the safety. Is this okay? Doesn't happen every time, usually a few drops

Sometimes after i inject lovenox, (enoxaparin) a thin stream comes out when i put on the safety.  Is this okay? Doesn't happen every time, usually a few drops

Yes: Lovenox (enoxaparin) injections are used to keep your blood thinned. While it is desirable to have all the medication remain in the body at the time of delivery, loosing a few drops after injection will not greatly affect the effects of the medication. ...Read more

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If you accidently take an extra dose of 40mg of lovenox (enoxaparin) can it harm you. I norm only take 1xday but couldnt remember taking it earlier so i took it.?

Don't worry: Taking one extra dose of Lovenox (enoxaparin) is nothing to worry about. However, i would avoid any possible traumatic injuries over the next 24 hours. That being said, if you have any bleeding anywhere, nose, mouth, rectum or funny brusing go to the er. ...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 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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more