enoxaparin - injection, Lovenox

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

GENERIC NAME: ENOXAPARIN - INJECTION (ee-NOX-a-PAR-in)

BRAND NAME(S): Lovenox

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WARNING: Tell your doctor you are using enoxaparin before having certain spinal procedures (spinal puncture or spinal/epidural anesthesia). Use of this medication before or after these procedures has rarely caused major bleeding or blood clots in or around the spine. This effect may cause paralysis that may be permanent. Your doctor may try to decrease the risk of these side effects by having you stop the medication for a certain amount of time before and after the procedure. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor. Get medical help right away if you have any of these serious side effects: tingling, weakness, numbness, pain, or loss of control over your bladder or bowels.

This risk is increased if you use a type of device placed in the spine to deliver pain medications (epidural catheter). In addition, the risk is higher if you use other "blood thinning" or anti-platelet medications such as aspirin, clopidogrel, warfarin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medications. Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without first consulting your doctor.

Quick GuideDeep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention
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