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Clexane 40 mg Injection

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Overview

Introduction of Clexane Injection

Clexane 40 mg Injection is an anticoagulant which helps prevent the formation of harmful blood clots in the legs, lungs, and heart. It is available as an injection that is used under the skin.

Clexane 40 mg Injection can increase the risk of bleeding, so be careful while shaving, cutting nails, using sharp objects, or engaging in contact sports (e.g., football, wrestling). Let your doctor know if you see blood in your vomits, urine, or stool (black or tarry). Unlike other anticoagulants, regular blood test (PT-INR) is not required while taking this medicine. It is important that this medicine is taken strictly according to the doctor’s advice and is not stopped abruptly.

Clexane Injection side effects

Common
  • Low blood platelets
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Bleeding

How to use Clexane Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Clexane Injection works

Clexane 40 mg Injection is an anticoagulant. It works by inactivating certain blood-clotting proteins. This prevents the formation of blood clots and prevents blockages in the blood vessels of the body.

Clexane Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Clexane 40 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clexane 40 mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clexane 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Clexane 40 mg Injection is released in small amounts in the breast milk and amounts reaching the baby are also small, which would not be expected to cause any harmful effects to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Clexane 40 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clexane 40 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clexane 40 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Clexane 40 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, cautious use is advised in patients with underlying liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Clexane Injection?

If you miss a dose of Clexane 40 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Clexane 40 mg Injection for the prevention of blood clots.
  • Clexane 40 mg Injection increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
  • Inform your doctor if you are also taking other medicines that increase the bleeding risk like aspirin and NSAIDs.
  • Inform your doctor if there is bleeding from gums, nose or wounds that lasts more than 15 minutes or if blood appears in your urine, stool or vomit.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Clexane with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Clexane

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Suffering from pulmonary embolism (recurrent venous thrombosis)since 2014.Admitted in Asian hospital Faridabad for treatment in 2014(case summery is attached)now from one week suffering from breathlessness, congestion and cough and fainted on two occasions.l want to know the full treatment and wheather this would be treated by cardiologist or pulmonologist
Dr. Nabajit Talukdar
Heart Specialist
See a cardiologist. .can see me at medanta call 9XXXXXX
Hi Doctor good day I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism in the year 2005 I was on warfarin for 6 months, till date I am on blood thinners anticoagulant tablets how long I can continue. If you stop taking anticoagulant tablets is there chance of getting a repeat episode. Do advice asap.
Dr. Anshum Aneja Arora
Lungs Specialist
Yes . Risk depend on your history which your doctor must have calculated . Usually if no cause is known treatment is given lifelong
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FAQs

Q. How do you administer Clexane?

Clexane is a medicine which is injected beneath the skin. Fix the dose of the medicine and pinch the skin of your stomach between your finger and thumb to make a fold. After having cleaned the area, hold the syringe like a pencil and insert the full length of the needle into the skin fold. Inject the medicine and discard the syringe as instructed by your prescribing physician. Follow the instructions given by the healthcare provider strictly. Contact your doctor in case of any doubt or any reactions associated with the medicine.

Q. What are the conditions where I should be cautious before taking Clexane?

You must give a proper history to your doctor before you start taking Clexane. Inform your doctor if you have a heart valve fitted or have gastric ulcer, high blood pressure, diabetes, or kidney problems. You should also let your doctor know if you ever had a reaction to heparin or had a recent stroke, brain or spinal surgery. The chances of side effects and complications increase in presence of these conditions. Consult with your doctor and follow the instructions strictly.

Q. How to store Clexane injections?

Store Clexane injections at 25°C and do not freeze them. The multiple-dose vials should not be stored for more than 28 days after the first use. Discard the injection if you notice any particulate matter or abnormal color in the solution or any breach or damage in the syringe. Read the medicine package leaflet before using this medication and ask the pharmacist in case of any doubt.

Q. Can Clexane be used in heart attack?

Yes, Clexane is used in the treatment of chest pain and heart attack once the standard treatment has been provided to the patient. It is given along with another blood thinner like aspirin. Being a blood-thinning agent, it prevents the blood from clotting and prevents any further episodes and complications.

Q. Do you inject the air bubble in Clexane?

Yes, you should push the air bubbles into the site of injection. Removing the air bubbles leads to loss of the medicine thereby altering the prescribed dose.

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