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Lovenox Prefilled Syringes
I accidently injected prefilled lupron (leuprolide) syringe without expelling air... About 6 ccs. 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
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
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
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
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
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
No this is: Done thousands of times a day in the us at many medical facilities. Sterile, single use needles are used. ...Read more
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
Insulin syringe: Can be used for any drug that needs to be adminstred subcutaneously, or for intrdermal testing, ...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 an inherited condition that increase risk for bleeding. Often these patients need bloodthinners lifelong. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
? Drug in syringe : And did it pierce the skin? Then we should be able to give you advice. All the best. ...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 ›
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 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
Is it safe to use expired syringes?(just for my information)exp 4 2013-bought today from pharmacy. Made in china. Best regards.
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