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Im 28. What can I do so that the small purple dots that appear on my abdomen as a result of the lovenox (enoxaparin) injections, disappear? How long to go away?
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
How can I help speed up healing of hematomas on my abdomen caused by lovenox (enoxaparin) injections? I really want to make sure these disappear. What can I do?
Apply Heat: Heat will increase the circulation and speed up resolution of the hematoma. PS Applying ice after the injection may reduce the hematoma itself. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Moms been on lovenox (enoxaparin) for 2 yrs now. She has serious bruising on abdomen which causes her pain. Any way to minimize the bruising?
Hemotologist confirmed Enoxaparin causing me to have elevated liver enzymes. 6w pregnant- history of PEs, Factor V, Factor II. Any other options?
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 moreSee 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.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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?
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
Wife missed her lovenox (enoxaparin) shot tonight. She normally takes it at 10:15 pm. She woke up at 1:30 am an took it when she remembered. Is this ok? Concern?
Yes,: it should be OK. No worries.Get a more detailed answer ›
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