What happens if I miss a dose of Lovenox?
If you miss a dose of Lovenox, administer your missed injection right after you remember it. If it is close to the time of your next scheduled dose, however, disregard your missed dose and continue with your normal schedule. Do not use extra Lovenox to make up for the missed dose.
Lovenox carries a black-box warning explaining that its use in patients who have spinal or epidural anesthesia or spinal puncture carries an increased risk of bleeding and bruising. The medicine carries a risk of bleeding problems even if you don't have anesthesia or a spinal puncture.
- For Lovenox and heparin, you should not remove the air bubbles unless you need to adjust your dose. The air bubble helps to be sure you get all of the medicine out of the syringe when it is injected.
- Remember: Do not inject yourself within about 1-2 inches of your belly button or near scars or bruises. Alternate the site of injection between the left and right sides of the stomach and thighs. LOVENOX® should never be injected into muscle, as bleeding into the muscle may occur.
- Lovenox 30 and 40 mg prefilled syringes, and 60, 80, and 100 mg graduated prefilled syringes each contain 10 mg enoxaparin sodium per 0.1 mL Water for Injection. Approximate anti-Factor Xa activity based on reference to the W.H.O.
Your recommended dose of Lovenox will depend on your body weight, health condition, and other factors such as your kidney function. For instance, if you are taking Lovenox to prevent blood clots after a heart attack, the dose is often 1 milligram for every 2.2 pounds of body weight every 12 hours for two to eight days.
- This medication is used to treat blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE) and/or to prevent new clots from forming in your body. Warfarin is commonly called a "blood thinner," but the more correct term is "anticoagulant."
- Heparin injection is an anticoagulant. It is used to decrease the clotting ability of the blood and help prevent harmful clots from forming in blood vessels. This medicine is sometimes called a blood thinner, although it does not actually thin the blood.
- Heparin should not be injected into a muscle. When heparin is used to prevent blood clots from forming in intravenous catheters, it is usually used when the catheter is first put in place, and every time that blood is drawn out of the catheter or medication is given through the catheter.
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) Injection is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) used to prevent blood clots that are sometimes called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs. A DVT can occur after certain types of surgery, or in people who are bed-ridden due to a prolonged illness.
- Your recommended dose of Lovenox will depend on your body weight, health condition, and other factors such as your kidney function. For instance, if you are taking Lovenox to prevent blood clots after a heart attack, the dose is often 1 milligram for every 2.2 pounds of body weight every 12 hours for two to eight days.
- Lovenox (enoxaparin) is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots. Lovenox is used to treat or prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
- In inpatient (hospital) treatment, patients with acute deep vein thrombosis with pulmonary embolism or patients with acute deep vein thrombosis without pulmonary embolism (who are not candidates for outpatient treatment), the recommended dose of Lovenox is 1 mg/kg every 12 hours administered SC or 1.5 mg/kg once a day
Updated: 2nd October 2019