Flothin 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.
In Depth Information on Flothin Injection
Expert advice for Flothin Injection
You have been prescribed Flothin 40 mg Injection for the prevention of blood clots.
Regular lab tests are not required to check whether it's working, unlike other similar medications.
Flothin 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 affect bleeding risk like aspirin and NSAIDs.
Notify your doctor if there is bleeding from gums, nose, or wounds that lasts more than 15 minutes, or if blood appears in urine, stool or vomit.
Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Flothin Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Flothin Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Flothin 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Flothin 40 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby. Flothin 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.
Flothin 40 mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Flothin 40 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Flothin 40 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Flothin 40 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. However, cautious use is advised in patients with underlying liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Flothin 40 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Flothin Injection
Enoxaparin is not the same as heparin but both are used for similar indication. Lovenox is the brand name of enoxaparin
Q. Does it come in pill form?
It does not come in pill form
Q. Can I take paracetamol or ibuprofen with enoxaparin?
Enoxaparin is known to interact with paracetamol and ibuprofen and so should be taken only if prescribed by your doctor
Q. Is Flothin affect INR/ PTT/APTT/platelets?
Flothin increases the INR values (International normalized ratio; defines how long it takes for blood to clot when on anticoagulant therapy versus normal time) Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) or activated PTT (APTT) or platelets are not affected by Flothin.
Q. Is Flothin an anti-platelet, blood thinner/anticoagulant?
Flothin is an anticoagulant which does not allow blood to clot thus acting as a blood thinner but it is not anti-platelet
Q. Is Flothin dialyzable?
No, it is not dialyzable
Q. Does Flothin contain pork?
Flothin is manufactured using pork intestine
Q. Does Flothin have to be refrigerated?
Flothin should not be refrigerated
Q. Does it contain benzyl alcohol?
It does contain benzyl alcohol
Q. Does Flothin make you tired?
Flothin is not known to cause tiredness as a side effect. Please consult the doctor when any side effects are observed while taking Flothin