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ENOXAPARIN is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to treat existing blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions: -bleeding disorders, hemorrhage, or hemophilia -infection of the heart or heart valves -kidney or liver disease -previous stroke -prosthetic heart valve -recent surgery or delivery of a baby -ulcer in the stomach or intestine, diverticulitis, or other bowel disease -an unusual or allergic reaction to enoxaparin, heparin, pork or pork products, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding
This medicine is for injection under the skin. It is usually given by a health-care professional. You or a family member may be trained on how to give the injections. If you are to give yourself injections, make sure you understand how to use the syringe, measure the dose if necessary, and give the injection. To avoid bruising, do not rub the site where this medicine has been injected. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional. Make sure you receive a puncture-resistant container to dispose of the needles and syringes once you have finished with them. Do not reuse these items. Return the container to your doctor or health care professional for proper disposal. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Visit your healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medicine. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine. It is important not to miss any appointments. If you are going to need surgery or other procedure, tell your healthcare professional that you are using this medicine. Using this medicine for a long time may weaken your bones and increase the risk of bone fractures. Avoid sports and activities that might cause injury while you are using this medicine. Severe falls or injuries can cause unseen bleeding. Be careful when using sharp tools or knives. Consider using an electric razor. Take special care brushing or flossing your teeth. Report any injuries, bruising, or red spots on the skin to your healthcare professional. Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain. Carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medicine and dosage times.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -bone pain -signs and symptoms of bleeding such as bloody or black, tarry stools; red or dark-brown urine; spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds; red spots on the skin; unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose -signs and symptoms of a blood clot such as chest pain; shortness of breath; pain, swelling, or warmth in the leg -signs and symptoms of a stroke such as changes in vision; confusion; trouble speaking or understanding; severe headaches; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg; trouble walking; dizziness; loss of coordination Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -hair loss -pain, redness, or irritation at site where injected.