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Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Effects of taking lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): Taking Lovenox (enoxaparin) can cause bleeding, bruising, allergic reactions, hair loss, osteoporosis, and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...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


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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 hair loss usual while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Is hair loss usual while taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Hair loss w Coumadin (warfarin): While it is not a common complic, some on Coumadin (warfarin) do report problems w hair loss. It is not clear that the Coumadin (warfarin) itself is the cause of the hair loss as many patients taking Coumadin (warfarin) have nutritional issues, cross reacting medications and other causes for hair loss. ...Read more

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Should iron supplements be stopped while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Should iron supplements be stopped while on coumadin (warfarin)?

No: There is no interaction between iron and warfarin. You should only be on iron if you are iron deficient, common causes of iron deficiency are gastrointestinal blood loss from colon polyps, inflammation, tumors or other problems. Warfarin may increase the blood loss from any of these causes. If you are iron deficient, the cause needs to be determined, especially for someone on warfarin. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of lovenox (enoxaparin) for clotting problems?

Long term side effects of lovenox (enoxaparin) for clotting problems?

Bleeding, bruising: The most common side effects of blood thinners like Lovenox (enoxaparin), an injectible, low molecular weight heparin, is bleeding. This can be minor bleeding, like a cut from shaving that takes longer to stop, or more severe bleeding, like bleeding in the colon or brain. Local site reactions from the actual shots are not uncommon, either. ...Read more

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Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Does taking karatom effect Coumadin (warfarin) level?

Kratom?: There is no listing for karatom. I assume you mean kratom? The answer is: no one knows. It's never been systematically studied. I read about this herb: http://www.Erowid.Org/plants/kratom/kratom_effects.Shtml - like so many herbs, it claims highly variable and opposite effects. My personal feeling is that it is foolish to use such drugs - you have no idea what you're actually getting. ...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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Does stopping taking low-dose aspirin increase the likelihood of clotting?

Does stopping taking low-dose aspirin increase the likelihood of clotting?

Depends: All depends on your overall health history and why you were on the aspirin to begin with. Make a virtual appointment to discuss further. ...Read more

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Side effects of contraceptive injection when taking warfarin?

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Side effects of contraceptive injection when taking warfarin?

Don't do it: If you are on warfarin for a blood clot, using a hormal contraceptive is contraindicated. If you have had a blood clot, you need to talk to you doctor about a different form of birth control. ...Read more

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Why hair loss when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Why hair loss when taking coumadin (warfarin)?

Can happen: It is a reported side effect. That said, it's hard to pin hair loss on Coumadin (warfarin) and it's certainly rare, but i've had some patients who swear that it does. ...Read more

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Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

Plavix (clopidogrel) any side effects when you stop medication?

No: Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet drug, meaning it affects blood clotting. Upon cessation, blood clotting will revert to pre-Plavix (clopidogrel) status. Of course any Plavix (clopidogrel) associated side-effects will also resolve. ...Read more

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While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

While on depo, can taking birth control pills stop prolonged bleeding?

Yes: Bleeding on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is usually from your uterine lining being thin. The estrogen in the birth control pills can help stabilize the the lining and regulate the bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you take Depo-Provera lupron for prostate cancer while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you take Depo-Provera lupron for prostate cancer while on coumadin (warfarin)?

Yes: There is not an interaction between these drugs. One must be careful with the injection of leuprolide when one is on blood thinners to make certain no bleeding occurs. Eligard is a form of leuprolide given sq rather than im which may lessen bleeding risks at administration. ...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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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Lovenox (Definition)

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