Lovenox

1 What is Lovenox?

Brand: Lovenox

Generic: Enoxaparin

Lovenox is a drug used in the prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and in the prevention and treatment of complications of unstable angina (chest pain) and myocardial infarction (heart attack).

Instructions:

You should read the product information leaflet before using this medication. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This drug is to be injected under the skin usually once or twice a day in the abdomen as directed by your doctor.

Your dosage is based on your medical condition and the way you will respond to treatment. Take this drug regularly to experience the most benefits

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as prescribed by your doctor or as stated on the package label.

Interactions:

Enoxaparin may interact with medications such as:

  • Mifepristone
  • Aspirin
  • Clopidogrel
  • Warfarin

Side Effects:

There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Warnings:

Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have the following:

  • Allergy to enoxaparin, heparin or pork
  • Serious active bleeding
  • Artificial heart valves
  • Severe kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Bleeding or blood disorders
  • Low platelet counts after previous heparin treatment
  • Stroke
  • Uncontrolled severe high blood pressure
  • Eye problems
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Recent spinal procedure or puncture
  • Spine problems
  • Recent eye, brain or spinal cord surgery
  • Pregnancy or lactation
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