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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
164lb male 64 w/robotic prostatectomy day surgery was given 120mg lovenox inj 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg a possible overdose?
Mg/kg bid: I am sorry for your loss. Dosage of Lovenox can vary depending on indication and renal function. To treat clot found in a cancer patient may have ordered 1 mg/kg. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for blood clot. Stress of surgery also can increase risk for myocardial infarction. Your doctors may have found a clot in the leg they were treating and pulmonary embolism is possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male 64 had robotic prostatectomy as a day surgery. 120mg lovenox inj given 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg an overdose in this case?
Lovenox: Well, hard to say without knowing more. However, usually 40mg is given for DVT prophylaxis. A higher dose, 1mg/kg is used to treat someone who already has a blood clot. The dose he got was for a 120kg (264lbs) person that is being treated for a blood clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can eat greens: While on Lovenox you can eat as is your usual diet. Contrary to warfarin, Lovenox is not affected by eating food that is rich in vitamin K. Although you can eat greens with warfarin as well, management of therapeutic target is difficult, because of fluctuation in peoples intake of vitamin K rich foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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