Basic Information on Lovenox Injection
Lovenox is indicated for reducing the risk of blood clots, DVT (deep vein thrombosis). It stops clotting by thinning the blood. The medicine helps to prevent possibility of the pulmonary embolism, which generally occurs due to DVT. Blood clots (Thrombus) are formed inside blood vessels and block the blood flow in the circulatory system. The resulting complication called thromboembolism is a possibility that may arise during or after surgery for replacement of hips or knees, abdominal surgery or when mobility becomes seriously restricted during acute ailments.
Brand or generic Lovenox injection is also used in prophylactic treatment of non-Q-wave myocardial infarction and unstable angina. The medicine reduces the risk of death, in patients who are suffering from recurrent myocardial infarction or STEMI (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction). In these two cases, the injection is combined with aspirin. Depending on the presence of pulmonary embolism, the injection is administered either as inpatient or outpatient therapy.
Precautions / Side Effects for Lovenox Injection
Brand or generic Lovenox injection contains enoxaparin sodium. Your doctor will advice tests for detecting any blood disorders before Lovenox is injected except under emergencies. Brand or generic Lovenox should not be mixed with any other injection/medicine/infusion when it is given subcutaneously. When given intravenously, it may be mixed with 0.9% normal saline solution or 5% dextrose in water. Lovenox should not be given intramuscularly. Caution should be exercised when Lovenox is administered along with spinal puncture, epidural or spinal anesthesia.
Spinal or epidural hematoma, higher risk of hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia are the serious adverse reactions that may occur during treatment with brand or generic Lovenox injection. Inform the doctor immediately if you notice any symptoms of epidural hematoma like tingling, lower limbs becoming numb, numbness elsewhere and weakness of the muscles. However, incidence of major complications relating to hemorrhage has been low.
Minor side effects with brand or generic Lovenox injection/ enoxaparin sodium are oozing, inflammation, nodules at the location, urticaria, and rashes. Your doctor will advice you suitably in case of any necrosis of the skin, either at the site of injection or away from it, or abnormal levels of potassium in blood (hyperkalemia).
Lovenox Injection Dosage
The dosage depends upon the ailment for which brand or generic Lovenox injection is administered. In the case of hip or Knee replacement surgery, 30 mg as subcutaneous injection, once in 12 hours. An injection of 40 mg per day may be given subcutaneously 12 to 15 hours before hip replacement surgery. Prophylaxis is continued with once a day 40 mg subcutaneous injection for seven to 10 days. In the case of abdominal surgery, initial dose of 40 mg may be given two hours before the surgery followed by seven to 10 days prophylaxis with 40 mg per day subcutaneously.
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