CLEXANE 40 MG PFS
Enoxaparin is used to prevent and treat harmful blood clots. This helps to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack. This medication helps keep your blood flowing smoothly by lowering the activity of clotting proteins in the blood. Enoxaparin is an anticoagulant also known as a "blood thinner." It is a type of heparin.
Conditions which increase your risk of developing blood clots include certain types of surgeries (such as knee/hip replacement abdominal) long periods of being immobile certain types of heart attack and a specific type of chest pain called unstable angina. For some medical conditions enoxaparin may be used in combination with other "blood thinners.
Mild irritation pain bruising redness and swelling at the injection site may occur. Fatigue or fever may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
This medication can cause bleeding if its effect on your blood clotting proteins is too much. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious signs of bleeding including: unusual pain/swelling/discomfort unusual or prolonged bleeding unusual or easy bruising dark urine black stools severe headache confusion vision changes unusual dizziness fainting seizures weakness numbness.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including: rash itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) severe dizziness trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before using enoxaparin tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to heparin or pork products; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using enoxaparin tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of: artificial heart valve(s) kidney disease liver disease bleeding/blood problems (such as low platelet counts) low platelet counts after previous heparin treatment stroke high blood pressure certain eye problems (such as diabetic retinopathy) certain stomach/intestinal problems (such as active or recent ulcers) recent spinal procedure or puncture spine problems (such as spinal deformity) recent eye/brain/spinal cord surgery.
Limit alcohol while taking this drug because it may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
Before having surgery tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
To lower the chance of getting cut bruised or injured use caution with sharp objects like razors and nail cutters and avoid activities such as contact sports.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug especially bleeding.
During pregnancy this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Pregnant women with artificial heart valves need close monitoring (see Notes).
It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.