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Doctor insights on: Lovenox Prefilled Syringes

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Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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I gave myself my Enbrel shot last night using the 50mg prefilled syringe. I woke up this morning with a big red hard lump around injection site?

I gave myself my Enbrel shot last night using the 50mg prefilled syringe. I woke up this morning with a big red hard lump around injection site?

Not unusual: This is not uncommon with Enbrel. Infection is possible but less likely. If it persists have your rheumatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Using syringes, is cancer easily spread?

Using syringes, is cancer easily spread?

No: It is hard to transplant a tumor. Even if the cells are in the bloodstream and bear the ability to form their own colonies, anybody except your identical twin will reject them as foreign. I can't recommend sharing needles -- HIV is still very much with us, as is hepatitis c and goodness knows what else. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What labs should I have done if I take Lovenox BID?

What labs should I have done if I take Lovenox BID?

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

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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. ...Read more

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How do I use an oral syringe to administer treatment?

See below: I assume you mean administering a liquid medication to a child or infant. You fill the syringe with the amount of medication then you squirt the liquid into the side of the mouth of the child a little at a time and let the child swallow it the squirt in a little more till the child takes it all. You can ask the pharmacist if you still have questions. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I have a 5 ml syringe would that work for insemination?

If I have a 5 ml syringe would that work for insemination?

Probably not: I presume you are considering intrauterine insemination (IUI). For that you would need specialized sperm selection media, an incubator, and an insemination catheter at least. Trying to perform an insemination with a simple 5 c syringe is unlikely to be successful. ...Read more

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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) ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the medical intervention using a syringe for tinnitus?

What is the medical intervention using a syringe for tinnitus?

Tinnitus Treatment: For difficult to manage tinnitus, some doctors inject a local anesthetic via a syringe. While this may offer short term aid, it's long term benefit is not helpful. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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For the experts — might using a syringe to draw blood kill you?

For the experts — might using a syringe to draw blood kill you?

No this is: Done thousands of times a day in the us at many medical facilities. Sterile, single use needles are used. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Can hiv be transmitted through any inanimate objects except syringes?

Yes, more than one w: HIV is transmitted through blood exchange witj an infected person. This could occur during sex, blood transfusion or blood exchange with an infected needle(not the syringe) ...Read more

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Is a specific type of syringe needed for emergency insect allergy injections?

Is a specific type of syringe needed for emergency insect allergy injections?

Yes: I usually prescribe and epipen (epinephrine). This is a prefilled, spring-loaded, self injector. It is most convenient for those that have a reaction and require rapid treatment. There are other devices out there as well but I prefer the convenience and widespread availability of this product. ...Read more

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What are the other purposes of using insulin syringe? "I'm a medical student"

What are the other purposes of using insulin syringe?
"I'm a medical student"

Insulin syringe: Can be used for any drug that needs to be adminstred subcutaneously, or for intrdermal testing, ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 an inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong. ...Read more

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How deep do ur creases have to be to need more than one syringe per nasolabial fold?

Depends: After many years of injecting fillers, a physician can tell very accurately how many syringes could be needed in a particular patient. Consult with an experienced facial plastic surgeon in your area for a facial exam. ...Read more

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Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe. Regular and long-lasting?

Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe. Regular and long-lasting?

Only the older types: Insulins n (intermediate-acting) and r (short-acting) can be mixed together in the same syringe immediately before injection (draw up the r first). Newer long-acting insulins like Lantus and levemir, (insulin detemir) and rapid-acting insulins like Humalog and NovoLog can not be mixed in the same syringe, due to their unique properties. Rapid-acting insulins can be mixed with n insulin. ...Read more

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Why don't they have multiuse epinephrine syringes? What if I don't respond to one shot?

Why don't they have multiuse epinephrine syringes? What if I don't respond to one shot?

Lasts seconds: Epinephrine lasts only a few seconds once administered so a second dose in the same syringe would be ineffective. You can administer a second dose in 3 minutes but if you don't respond to the first, you or someone else should call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Is non-incision syringe liposuction safe and effective? Would u recommend it? Why or why not?

Is non-incision syringe liposuction safe and effective? Would u recommend it? Why or why not?

Liposuction: DO NOT PURSUE THIS ON YOUR OWN!!
You must start with a clinic visit to your primary doctor, who will carefully help you or refer you to a specialist.
Do not delay. ...Read more

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If I used a friends syringe and didn't See any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with wAter will I be ok?

If I used a friends syringe and didn't See any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with wAter will I be ok?

Need testing: You do not need to see blood in a syringe for it to be contaminated with viruses like HIV or hepatitis. Please be tested for all blood born illnesses. Please do not share needles with anyone. ...Read more

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If I used a friends syringe and I don't see any blood in it and I cleaned or"flushed" it with water should I be ok?

NO!!!: You should never reuse needles or syringes even if previously used by you. There is risk of infection and communicable diseases. Please communicate what you have done to your doctor and he will guide you on necessary testing and treatment options as needed ...Read more

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Is it safe to use expired syringes?(just for my information)exp 4 2013-bought today from pharmacy. Made in china. Best regards.

Is it safe to use expired syringes?(just for my information)exp 4 2013-bought today from pharmacy. Made in china. Best regards.

For what?: If sterile, and packaged, they could be fine.
They have to put dates on items even if usable.
And if not for a sterile use, they would likely be fine to irrigate something, depending. ...Read more

Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Lovenox (Definition)

Lovenox is a heparin which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more