GENERIC NAME: enoxaparin
BRAND NAME: Lovenox
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
- Lovenox is used for preventing deep vein thrombosis after abdominal surgery, or hip or knee replacement surgeries, and in patients with reduced mobility due to illness.
- It is used both in and out of the hospital for treating deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
- Lovenox also is used for preventing a second heart attack and related complications after a heart attack and for preventing blood clots in arterial stents.
Common side effect associated with Lovenox are:
Other possible side effects include:
- Abnormal liver tests in the blood
- Mild local irritation
- Local injection site reaction
Possible serious side effects include:
- Liver damage
- A reduction in blood platelets
- Red blood cells (anemia)
- Major bleeding
- Atrial fibrillation
- Heart failure
- Pulmonary edema
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Skin necrosis
- Increased potassium levels
- Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis
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