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What is the treatment for lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose?

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 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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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.

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164lb male 64 w/robotic prostatectomy day surgery was given 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) 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 (enoxaparin) 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.

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Male 64 had robotic prostatectomy as a day surgery. 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj given 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg an overdose in this case?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): 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.

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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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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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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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Pregnant and taking 80 ml of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Pregnant and taking 80 ml of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Can be appropriate: If the dose described is Lovenox (enoxaparin) 40 mg injectedd twice a day, this can be an appropriate dose during pregnancy depending on the patient. Your question can be best answered by your OB clinician.

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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.

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