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Why would ones doctor keep their patient on lovenox (enoxaparin) beyond the 6 month mark?

Why would ones doctor keep their patient on lovenox (enoxaparin) beyond the 6 month mark?

Depends: On why you are getting lovenox (enoxaparin). If it's for deep vein thrombosis, and their are no other risks, it will often stop after 6 months. If it's for pulmonary embolism, anticoagulation should go for at least a year. If there is an underlying hypercoaguable state (cancer, enzyme deficiency, other chronic illnesses) it may be given indefinitely. In pregnancy, it would continue until after delivery. ...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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Why does my doctor have me come off warfarin 5 days before a surgical procedure and take lovenox (enoxaparin) instead?

Because...: Your doctor does not want you to bleed during the surgery and in the same time your doctor does not want you to develop another kind of blood clots while you are not taking your warfarin. That is why your doctor wants you to stop the warfarin and bridged you on the Lovenox (enoxaparin) while you are off the warfarin. Please discuss with your doctor for other question. ...Read more

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Doc Im19 weeks preg, from week 5 taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 20 mg daily (due to very early 2 miscarriages before), now tummy is bigger. Where can I inject now?

Doc Im19 weeks preg, from week 5 taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 20 mg daily (due to very early 2 miscarriages before), now tummy is bigger. Where can I inject now?

Anywhere on tummy: It's still fine to do the injections anywhere over your tummy even as it grows. The injections are superficial, they don't go into the uterus. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox?

Not common: I have not heard of osteoporosis as a complication from lovenox (enoxaparin). In terms of your blood clots, has your doctor done a work up for a hypercoaguable state? Did he discuss alternative oral anticoagulation with xarelto? ...Read more

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DVT keep coming back while I'm on Xarelto + Plavix. Now my doctor give Lovenox, (enoxaparin) 0.6 ml/once a day. Good choice?

Good choice, yes: Optimal dose is 1 mg/kg but get expert opinion because you have thrombophilia (prone to clots). Need to check if you have a genetic condition or even some pts developed recurrent clots as an initial sign of a malignancy ...Read more

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Doc, what causes burning sensation on hand left palm with some veins are visible on week 20 of pregnancy? I'm taking lovenox (enoxaparin) injection from week 5 aps

Doc, what causes burning sensation on hand left palm with some veins are visible on week 20 of pregnancy? I'm taking lovenox (enoxaparin) injection from week 5 aps

Carpel tunnel syndro: Burning dysaesthetic pain derives from nerve injury or compression. Hand digits 1-3 are covered by median nerve; the 4-5 digits, ulnar nerve. Pregnancy with its systemic volume expansion (blood, serum, etc.), the carpal tunnel, housing the median nerve, gets narrowed. ...Read more

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I see alot of doctors prescribe prilosec instead of nexium (esomeprazole) why is that? I thought it does the same thing.

I see alot of doctors prescribe prilosec instead of nexium (esomeprazole) why is that? I thought it does the same thing.

Correct - insurance?: Prilosec (omeprazole:10, 20mg) is available generic, and likely better covered by US insurance formularies. Nexium (esomeprazole: 40mg i.e. double) is an isomer (same chemical formula) with some property differences but not generic. Several other "proton pump inhibitors" available too, working by same mechanism. Some patients still may respond better with one over other, depending on the patient ...Read more

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Can hCG drops hurt you? Is there such a thing as "pure" hCG drops? Can a doctor prescribe them?

Can hCG drops hurt you? Is there such a thing as "pure" hCG drops? Can a doctor prescribe them?

Yes: It will hurt your pocketbook. Hcg shots are a worthless way to lose weight. It is given by quacks to make you nauseated - which is why pregnant women have nausea in the first trimester - their own hcg. If HCG is given orally as drops it will be digested in the stomach like any protein and be ineffective in causing nausea and weight loss. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as medical marijuana? If so which doctor prescribes? What affect does long term marijuana do to the body?

Is there a such thing as medical marijuana? If so which doctor prescribes? What affect does long term marijuana do to the body?

Not in Texas: If you decide this is for you, don't expect any physician in Texas would risk his/her license to prescribe it for you. Move to Colorado or another permissive state and you can find out what their restrictions are. ...Read more

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Accutane caused me to have rosacea and I'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?

Accutane caused me to have rosacea and I'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?

Accutane treatment: Accutane is a vitamin a derivative used to treat acne. It is fda approved but has siginificant potential side effect and should only be used in stubborn to clear acne or widespread pustular acne which does not respond to more traditional topical and oral medications. Rosacea should be a temporary side effect from the Accutane and should clear once you are off the medicine.
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I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?

I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?

Healthier Suggestion: How about we figure out why a 23-year-old woman has insomnia that is so pervasive she needs to be tried on so many different sleeping medications that don't seem to work? Don't you agree that finding the root cause would be the better solution? Be happy to guide you as a neurologist. Write to me @ www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Do doctors prescribe dronabinol?

Some: Dronabinol is used for a variety of reasons - some for chronic pain, some for nausea, etc. It depends on the patient and the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would doctors prescribe ketamine for?

What would doctors prescribe ketamine for?

Ketamine: In oral small doses it can be used for some types of chronic pain. Its is usually prescribed with a benzodiazipine like Ativan (lorazepam) because ketamine can cause vivid nightmares. Its also used in intravenous anesthetics in the hospital setting. ...Read more

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Do I need a doctor to prescribe or order pt?

Do I need a doctor to prescribe or order pt?

See below: It depends on the state. In my state (massachusetts), a doctors prescription for physical therapy is required. This is not the case in every state. ...Read more

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Do doctors still prescribe halcion (triazolam)?

Do doctors still prescribe halcion (triazolam)?

Halcion (triazolam): In our area, some still do, due to its short half life, on as needed basis short term. ...Read more

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When do doctors prescribe anti-psychotic drugs?

When do doctors prescribe anti-psychotic drugs?

Misnomer: What you call antipsychotic drugs is merely a way to adjust a brain chemical called Dopamine. This chemical mediates many different emotional states. Obviously one of these states is psychosis in any of its forms. It is also useful in some depressions. ...Read more

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When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

When do doctors prescribe abilify (aripiprazole)?

Bipolar and: Abilify (aripiprazole) is indicated for mood regulation in bipolar disorder, but can be very helpful as well in the treatment of explosive anger and irritability, and as an augmenting medication alongside antidepressants that have only been partially effective. It can also be used in the treatment of thought disorders. ...Read more

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Why won't my doctor prescribe me pain medication?

Why won't my doctor prescribe me pain medication?

Narcotics?: Physicians may be reticent to prescribe narcotics if NSAID's or less aggressive meds might do the trick. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Lovenox (Definition)

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