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Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a medication prescribed for preventing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism after surgeries such as abdominal, hip or knee replacement, and in patients with reduced mobility due to illness. Lovenox is also prescribed to prevent a second heart attack and related complications after a heart attack, and for preventing blood clots in arterial stents. Side effects include

  • Fluid retention
  • Nausea
  • Bleeding
  • Local injection site reaction
  • Mild local irritation
  • Fever

Drug interactions, dosing, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication.

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    • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in the deep veins, and can be caused by broken bones, trauma to a limb, immobility,...learn more »
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      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Article
      • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) definition and facts
      • What is DVT?
      • What does a blood clot in the leg look like?
      • What causes DVT?
      • Signs and symptoms of DVT
      • Signs and symptoms of superficial blood clots
      • Who is at risk?
      • Which types of doctors treat DVT?
      • What tests diagnose the condition?
      • What are the treatment guidelines for DVT?
      • What is the treatment of superficial blood clots?
      • Medications to treat blood clots in the leg
      • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
      • Side effects and risks of anticoagulation therapy
      • Does DVT require surgery?
      • What are the complications?
      • How can blood clots in the legs be prevented?
    • Blood Clots Blood clots can occur in the venous and arterial vascular system. Blood clots can form in the heart, legs, arteries, veins,...learn more »
    • Phlebitis Phlebitis is the inflammation of a vein. Thrombophlebitis is when a blood clot causes the inflammation. Phlebitis can be...learn more »
      In This Article
      Phlebitis Article
      • Phlebitis facts
      • What is phlebitis and thrombophlebitis?
      • What causes phlebitis?
      • What are the risk factors for phlebitis?
      • What are the symptoms of phlebitis?
      • How is phlebitis diagnosed?
      • How is phlebitis treated?
      • What are the complications of phlebitis?
      • Can phlebitis be prevented?
    • Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung) A pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a piece of a blood clot from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) breaks off and travels to an artery...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung) Article
      • Pulmonary embolism facts
      • What is a pulmonary embolism?
      • What are the causes and risk factors for pulmonary embolism?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism?
      • How is pulmonary embolism diagnosed?
      • PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolus
      • Basic testing (CBC, electrolytes, BUN, creatinine blood test, chest X-ray, EKG)
      • Pulmonary angiogram
      • d-Dimer blood test
      • CT scan
      • Ventilation-perfusion scans
      • Venous Doppler study
      • Echocardiography
      • What is the treatment for pulmonary embolism?
      • Anticoagulation
      • Thrombolytic therapy
      • What is the prognosis for pulmonary embolism?
      • Can pulmonary embolism be prevented?
    • Heart Disease Heart disease (coronary artery disease) occurs when plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply blood to...learn more »
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      Heart Disease Article
      • Heart (cardiovascular) disease definition and facts
      • What is heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • Who is at risk for heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • What causes heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • How is heart (cardiovascular) disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • What lifestyle changes can a person make to prevent further heart disease or heart attack?
      • What is the medical treatment for heart (cardiovascular) disease?
      • How many people have heart (cardiovascular) disease, and what is the prognosis?
      • Can cardiovascular disease be prevented?
    • Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) refers to a decreased number of platelets in the blood. Symptoms of thrombocytopenia...learn more »
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      Thrombocytopenia (Low Platelet Count) Article
      • Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) definition and facts
      • What is thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)?
      • What are the symptoms of thrombocytopenia?
      • What causes thrombocytopenia?
      • Decreased platelet production
      • Increased platelet destruction or consumption
      • Splenic sequestration
      • When should I seek medical care for thrombocytopenia?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat thrombycytopenia (low platelet count)?
      • How is thrombocytopenia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)?
      • What are the complications of thrombocytopenia?
      • Can thrombocytopenia be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a person with thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)?

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