Lovenox is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis. Lovenox may also be referred to by its drug name, Enoxaparin.
Lovenox is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. Lovenox is believed to work by inactivating some aspects of the body’s blood clotting process.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lovenox is given as a subcutaneous or intravenous injection.
Lovenox comes in prefilled syringe and multiple-use vial forms.
The FDA-approved label for Lovenox lists common side effects including bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, and decreased red blood cells or platelets.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lovenox include spinal or epidural hematomas that can result in permanent paralysis.
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