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Lovenox (Enoxaparin) is a type of low molecular weight Heparin and belongs to the group of medications known as anticoagulants or antithrombotic agents.  These medications reduce the clotting ability of the blood and can reduce the risk of harmful Blood Clots forming in blood vessels.

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Lovenox (Enoxaparin) is injected under the skin (subcutaneously, not intramuscularly).

The recommended dose varies according to the individual and the condition being treated. 

For acute-ST-segment elevation heart attacks, you will receive a single dose of 30 mg of Lovenox (Enoxaparin) injected into a vein. Subsequent doses are injected subcutaneously every 12 hours, and are calculated as 1 mg per kilogram of body weight. This is usually continued for 8 days or until release from the hospital.

For the treatment of unstable angina or Non-Q-Wave heart attacks, the dose is calculated as 1 mg per kilogram of body weight, injected subcutaneously every 12 hours. To treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the recommended dose is 1.5 mg per kilogram of body weight, injected subcutaneously once daily or 1 mg per kilogram of body weight, injected subcutaneously every 12 hours.

If Lovenox (Enoxaparin) is being used to prevent blood clots when you are having knee or hip replacement surgery, the recommended dose is 30 mg injected subcutaneously every 12 hours, starting 12 to 24 hours after surgery. This is usually used for 7 to 14 days.

To prevent blood clots caused by abdominal, colorectal, gynecological, or urological surgery, the recommended dose is 40 mg injected subcutaneously 2 hours before surgery and continuing once daily for 7 to 10 days. If there is no risk of bleeding, but high risk of developing blood clots, this dose may be continued for up to 4 weeks.

To prevent blood clots caused by other medical conditions, such as when you have an illness and have limited ability to move about, the recommended dose is 40 mg injected subcutaneously, once daily. The use of Lovenox (Enoxaparin) in these situations is usually short-term (6 to 11 days).

Steps to use the medication:

  1. Before injecting Lovenox (Enoxaparin), wash your hands and clean the area of skin where you will inject with an alcohol swab. Do not rub the area to be injected. Only use the injection if the solution appears clear and colourless or pale yellow.
  2. Lie down and pinch a fold of skin (usually in the lower abdomen at least 5 cm away from your belly button and out towards the sides) between your finger and thumb. Choose a different place of the lower abdomen for each injection.
  3. Remove the needle cover by pulling it straight off the syringe.
  4. Push the entire needle vertically into the skin in one smooth quick motion, and then press down on the syringe plunger to inject the medication. Make sure you are holding the skin fold the entire time you are injecting the needle and pressing down on the syringe plunger.
  5. After giving the injection, remove the needle from your skin. A protective sleeve will automatically cover the needle. Use an alcohol swab to apply light pressure to the injection area for several seconds. Do not rub the site afterwards.
  6. Dispose of the syringe and needle safely (using a sharps container). Each syringe is for single use only.

To prevent clot formation during hemodialysis, the dose varies depending on your circumstances and the medication will be given by injection into the tubing that carries your blood to the dialysis machine.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using Lovenox (Enoxaparin) without consulting your doctor.

It is important to use Lovenox (Enoxaparin) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss an injection, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next injection, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not inject a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store Lovenox (Enoxaparin) at room temperature, protect it from heat, and keep it out of the reach of children. If you are using the multiple dose vial, do not store it for more than 28 days after the first use.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

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