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Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

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I understand there is a newly approved pill form for lovenox (enoxaparin). What is its name?

I understand there is a newly approved pill form for lovenox (enoxaparin). What is its name?

Not: There is no oral form of low molecular weight heparin. You're probably referring to Pradaxa and xarelto which are new, oral anti-coagulants indicated for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

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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.

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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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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

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What is the use of the drug lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is the use of the drug lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood clots: This is an injectable drug that is related to heparin. It is used to treat and prevent blood clots.

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Can you eat ginger if your on lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Yes: Ginger has some "blood thinning" effects, but very unlikely to be clinically significant (lead to bleeding) when consumed as part of a normal diet. The high potency supplements may be associated with a bleeding risk, but not statistically proven. For patient's on Lovenox (enoxaparin) & heparin, ginger may be consumed as part of a normal diet. Enjoy.

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What can you not eat when taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

You can eat greens: While on Lovenox (enoxaparin) you can eat as is your usual diet. Contrary to warfarin, Lovenox (enoxaparin) 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.

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Can I take ibpophin while taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Not a good idea: The combination can lead to serious bleedeing and should be avoided.

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What foods should you avoid when taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Nothing in particula: You will not require a special diet while taking enoxaparin injections. If you for some reason take large amounts of herbal supplements, some can affect the ability of your blood to clot, but most people do not consume significant amounts of garlic, gensing, or gingko.

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Can I lift weights and do cardio while on lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg?

Not too strenuous: It all depends how hard you are going to exert yourself. The danger is pulling a muscle that would normally just cause a bruise, but while on Lovenox (enoxaparin) could cause a major bleed within your extremity-- severe enough that could require an emergency operation. It all depends on what you are used to lifting, so there is no precise weight limit.

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Can lovenox (enoxaparin) be taken long term? Are there any dangers to this?

See below: It can be taken long term if indicatedd. Why do you need to be on it long term?

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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.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Lovenox (Definition)

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