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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?
Yes!: Lovenox is now available as generic enoxaparin. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Not a good idea: The combination can lead to serious bleedeing and should be avoided. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See below: It can be taken long term if indicatedd. Why do you need to be on it long term? ...Read more
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
Anti-Xa levels: It should be your doctor who prescribe the medication who should decide what to monitor and when to monitor. Lovenox effectiveness can be monitored with a lab test for Anti Xa. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
Factor 5: Factor 5 leiden deficiency is a inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
I take 120mg lovenox bid. Missed my injection tonight out of medication until morning. Wil it be okay?
Lovenox: You should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
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