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    Information about Enoxaparin

    Enoxaparin uses

    Enoxaparin is used in the treatment and prevention of Acute coronary syndrome, Deep vein thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain or heart.

    How enoxaparin works

    Enoxaparin 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.

    Common side effects of enoxaparin

    Bleeding, Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Balshine Singh Kanwar
    MD, MBBS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    14 Jan 2020 | 06:20 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Enoxaparin

    • You have been prescribed Enoxaparin for the treatment and prevention of blood clots.
    • Enoxaparin increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, using sharp objects or cutting fingernails or toenails. 
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Enoxaparin


    Q. Can the use of Enoxaparin increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Enoxaparin increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

    Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Enoxaparin?

    Enoxaparin can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

    Q. When will I feel better after taking Enoxaparin?

    Enoxaparin reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Enoxaparin. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

    Content on this page was last updated on 14 January, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)