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Are my symptoms since coming off lovanox---muscle weakness especially in legs and head feels better lying down--- part of withdrawal from lovanox sign?
No: These symptoms have nothing to do with this med. ...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
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
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 couldnt remember if i took it already can it hurt me?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer