enoxaparin - injection, Lovenox (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include excessive bleeding and bruising.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., blood counts including platelets, checking your stool for blood) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Additional lab tests (anti-factor Xa blood levels) should be performed in certain cases, especially if you have severe kidney disease, are pregnant and have artificial heart valves, or if lack of effectiveness of enoxaparin is suspected. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: Try not to miss any doses. If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store the US product at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C). Brief storage between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) is permitted.Store the Canadian product at room temperature 59-86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat. Do not store the multiple dose vials for more than 7 days after the first use.Store the medication away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2012
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