What is Enoxaparin for:
This medication prevents blood clots in patients who are on bed rest or who are having orthopedic surgery of the hip replacement, knee replacement, or large intestinal surgery. It is also used alone or in combination with warfarin to prevent and treat blood clots in the leg. It is a low molecular weight heparin. It stops the formation of substances that cause clots. It is also used in unstable angina and heart attacks.
How does Enoxaparin work:
Enoxaparin changes the bodys clotting system. It thins the blood to stop clots from forming.
How should Enoxaparin be used:
Adult-SC- Abdominal Surgery- the recommended dose is 40 mg once a day. Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery- the recommended dose is 30 mg every 12 hours. It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider under the skin.
Common side effects of Enoxaparin :
Bleeding problems. Irritation where the shot is given.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
What precautions should I take when taking Enoxaparin :
If you have an allergy to enoxaparin or any other part of this drug. If you are allergic to pork products, talk with the doctor. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have any of these health problems: Bleeding problems or low platelet count during past use. If you know that you will not take the drug as you have been told. If you are pregnant and have had a heart valve replaced.
When do I need to seek medical help:
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. A fast heartbeat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. A fall or crash when you hit your head. Talk with your doctor even if you feel fine. Swelling, warmth, or pain in the leg or arm. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very bad headache. Weakness, numbness, or tingling. Any bruising or bleeding. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Enoxaparin with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Enoxaparin :
Injection: Store at 25°C. Store it in airtight container and keep away from children.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets