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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Lovenox allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lovenox allergy?

Lovenox allergy: Lovenox is an anticoagulant medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/lovenox. Html ...Read more

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What is the use of the drug lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is the use of the drug lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood clots: This is an injectable drug that is related to heparin. It is used to treat and prevent blood clots. ...Read more

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What foods should you avoid when taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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

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What is the treatment for lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose: Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdoses can be treated by holding the medication, giving an antidote called protamine, transfusing blood products as needed, and using agents to promote blood clotting (anti-fibrinolytic agents, recombinant factor fvii, etc.). ...Read more

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Does lovenox (enoxaparin) make your period heavy?

It may: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant and with all anticoagulants, bleeding may be a side effect, so it is not unexpected that you would experience a heavier period while on Lovenox (enoxaparin). ...Read more

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Pregnant and taking 80 ml of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Pregnant and taking 80 ml of lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Can be appropriate: If the dose described is Lovenox (enoxaparin) 40 mg injectedd twice a day, this can be an appropriate dose during pregnancy depending on the patient. Your question can be best answered by your OB clinician. ...Read more

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Is it common to take lovenox (enoxaparin) during back surgery?

Fairly common: Low molecular weight Heparin (lovenox) and other anticoagulants are used to prevent the development of blood clots in the legs after surgery (deep vein thrombosis). Development of clots can be catastrophic as it can result in a clot getting loose and going to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). The choice is usually made by the surgeon taking into account surgical factors and bleeding risk. ...Read more

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Been off lovenox (enoxaparin) for 4 days is it okay to get a tattoo?

No.: Wait at least a week. Why on lovenox (enoxaparin)? What kind of tattoo? Also consider the future. AS tattoos fade, and as people mature, they almost always regret getting a permanent tattoo. You can get TEMPORARY designs which allow you to keep control of your body and your appearance. Would you wear the same dress every day without ever changing it? ...Read more

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My lovenox (enoxaparin) injection sites continue to ache. Is this normal?

Maybe: It's not uncommon; but if it gets worse have this checked to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lovenox (enoxaparin) will help a pregnancy stay strong?

Clotting: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is used in pregnancy to reduce the risk of clotting. If there is a blood disorder that is causing clotting, it can lead to a clot and affect the pregnancy. Lovenox (enoxaparin) or Enoxaparin is used to try and prevent clotting and allow a normal pregnancy. Hope this helps. Usually used in patients with a hereditary defect that leads to clots. ...Read more

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How long after stopping lovenox (enoxaparin) injections will by all over body pain and nausea go away?

Not lovenox (enoxaparin): Lovenox (enoxaparin) should not cause those symptoms. The cause of the symptoms needs to be identified. ...Read more

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On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

On lovenox, (enoxaparin) surg. Tomorrow. Warfin lifer. Removing mesh from hernia placed 5mo ago. How long approx. Is this procedure?

Can't tell here: Would need much more detailed information. Where is the mesh? How large is the mesh? Where was the mesh placed and in what layer? Why is the mesh being removed? Infection history? What are the other medical conditions? Only your surgeon can tell you what surgery will be needed and how long surgery may take. ...Read more

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I weigh 182 pounds and need to take lovenox (enoxaparin) injectable before a medical procedure. What would the lovenox (enoxaparin) dose be?

Discuss w/ your doc: For something like this, as we are not privy to details of your medical history and procedure, it would be highly recommended to discuss this with your prescribing physician so that you get the safest and most personalized care. ...Read more

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164lb male 64 w/robotic prostatectomy day surgery was given 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg a possible overdose?

Mg/kg bid: I am sorry for your loss. Dosage of Lovenox (enoxaparin) can vary depending on indication and renal function. To treat clot found in a cancer patient may have ordered 1 mg/kg. Patients with cancer are at increased risk for blood clot. Stress of surgery also can increase risk for myocardial infarction. Your doctors may have found a clot in the leg they were treating and pulmonary embolism is possible. ...Read more

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I'm 28. What can I do so that the small purple dots that appear on my abdomen as a result of the lovenox (enoxaparin) injections, disappear? How long to go away?

Small hematomas: These are small hematoma blood collection. As long as you hidden sites and in different places they won't look that bad. May take about 2 wk for it to go away but with continued use of Lovenox (enoxaparin) it may take longer. ...Read more

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Male 64 had robotic prostatectomy as a day surgery. 120mg lovenox (enoxaparin) inj given 8hrs after surgery. Pt died in 3 days. Was 120mg an overdose in this case?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Well, hard to say without knowing more. However, usually 40mg is given for DVT prophylaxis. A higher dose, 1mg/kg is used to treat someone who already has a blood clot. The dose he got was for a 120kg (264lbs) person that is being treated for a blood clot. ...Read more

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Can you eat ginger if your on lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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

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What can you not eat when taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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

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What should I do if I miss one dose of Enoxaparin?

Enoxaparin: Basically resume the enocaparin as scheduled. Do not take more to try and make up for the lost dose. We stop the medicine frequently before surgeries and we don't ask patients to make up for missed doses. ...Read more

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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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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 it ok to give toradol with lovenox (enoxaparin)?

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

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Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

See below: Both are blood thinners that act on different parts of the coagulation (clotting) pathway in our system, warfarin is oral and needs regular blood test to check if it is in a good level, avoid eating vitamin k rich foods like dark greens while on this med. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is injectable, dosing computed thru weight. ...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. Andrew Seibert
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Lovenox (Definition)

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