Enoxaparin sodium

 

Brand: Lovenox

Application: Prevention and treatment of harmful blood clots

 

Pharmaceutical forms of enoxaparin sodium

  • Ampoule

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of enoxaparin sodium

Dosage and method of taking enoxaparin sodium

Contraindications to the use of the drug enoxaparin sodium

Enoxaparin sodium during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of enoxaparin sodium on driving and operating machinery

Drug Interactions Enoxaparin Sodium

Special warnings and precautions while taking enoxaparin sodium

Side effects of enoxaparin sodium

Common side effects of enoxaparin sodium

Rare side effects of enoxaparin sodium

Overdose of enoxaparin sodium (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of enoxaparin sodium

 

 

 

Pharmacological information of enoxaparin sodium

Enoxaparin sodium is an anticoagulant. This drug prevents the formation of harmful blood clots by reducing the effect of proteins involved in the blood clotting process. In fact, the drug enoxaparin sodium prevents unwanted blood clotting. Enoxaparin sodium may be prescribed for conditions such as angina and heart attack that put you at risk for blood clots. Enoxaparin sodium prevents the formation of any clots in the blood vessels of the legs, lungs and heart, as well as the enlargement of these clots and causing larger problems.

 

Dosage and method of taking enoxaparin sodium

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with enoxaparin sodium. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Normally, this drug should be taken once or twice a day to keep the level of the drug in the patient's blood constant. Try not to forget the dose of medicine.
  • Enoxaparin sodium is injected subcutaneously (around the navel) or intravenously.
  • If your doctor prescribes a subcutaneous injection for you and you want to inject it yourself, learn how to prepare the ampoule and how to inject it.
  • Intravenous injection of this drug should be in the hospital and to a specialist.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, take it whenever you can; If you do not remember to take your medicine until the next dose, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug enoxaparin sodium

  • Note the expiration date of enoxaparin sodium and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give enoxaparin sodium to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Enoxaparin sodium during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of enoxaparin sodium on driving and operating machinery

Enoxaparin sodium may make you feel tired, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Enoxaparin Sodium

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some products that may interact with enoxaparin sodium include mifepristone.

Sometimes taking this medicine with other anticoagulants or drugs with antiplatelet effects such as aspirin, clopidogrel or warfarin can increase the risk of bleeding or other side effects. If your doctor prescribes a combination of these medications, go to your doctor's appointments regularly to have your health checked.

Check the labels on all prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking, as these medications may contain nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including analgesics / fever products (such as naproxen, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen), and may Increase the risk of bleeding and side effects. However, if your doctor prescribes low-dose aspirin (usually 325-81 mg per day) to prevent a stroke or heart attack, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about taking them.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking enoxaparin sodium

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have bleeding or blood disorders
  • If you have an artificial heart valve.
  • If you have a condition such as a stomach ulcer that increases your risk of bleeding or if you have recently had surgery or a stroke.
  • If you have any kidney or liver disease.
  • If you have high blood pressure.
  • If you have eye problems.
  • If you have a history of stroke.
  • If you have specific stomach and intestinal problems.
  • If you have spinal problems or abnormalities.
  • If you have recently had eye or spine surgery.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of enoxaparin sodium

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

 

Common side effects of enoxaparin sodium

  • feeling exhausted
  • Mild irritation, pain, bruising, redness and swelling at the injection site

 

Rare side effects of enoxaparin sodium

  • Skin rash: See your doctor immediately; This complication may be a sign of an allergic reaction to the drug enoxaparin sodium.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of enoxaparin sodium.

 

Overdose of enoxaparin sodium (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has a drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of enoxaparin sodium

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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