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Lovenox Prefilled Syringes
I accidently injected prefilled lupron (leuprolide) syringe without expelling air... About 6 cc's. Am I gonna be ok?
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
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
No this is: Done thousands of times a day in the us at many medical facilities. Sterile, single use needles are used.
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.See 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
Factor 5: Factor 5 leiden deficiency is a inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer