Information about Enoxaparin

    Enoxaparin uses

    Enoxaparin is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    It is also used in a heart attack.

    How enoxaparin works

    Enoxaparin is an anticoagulant that prevents the formation of harmful blood clots.

    Common side effects of enoxaparin

    Bleeding, Injection site reaction

    Available Medicine for Enoxaparin

    • ₹379 to ₹1070
      Sanofi India Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹341 to ₹3000
      Bharat Serums & Vaccines Ltd
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹387 to ₹582
      Cipla Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹387 to ₹806
      3 variant(s)
    • ₹319 to ₹610
      Gland Pharma Limited
      4 variant(s)
    • ₹508 to ₹612
      Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹290
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹262 to ₹477
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹285 to ₹466
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹309 to ₹616
      Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Enoxaparin

    • Do not take enoxaparin if you are allergic to enoxaparin or heparin or any of the other ingredients of the injection or pork products.
    • Enoxaparin is usually given by a doctor or a nurse as an injection directly into the vein or under your skin.
    • Always use the same brand throughout as different brands have different effectiveness.
    • Consult your doctor before taking enoxaparin if you are under or over weight or If you are above 65 years of age especially >75 years.
    • Consult your doctor before taking the drug, If you are pregnant or breast feeding.
    • If you are having any surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor you are taking enoxaparin.

    Frequently asked questions for Enoxaparin


    Q. Does it dissolve clots?
    It does not dissolve existing clots
    Q. Is Enoxaparin a biosimilar?
    Yes, Enoxaparin is also available as biosmilar
    Q. Is enoxaparin the same as heparin or lovenox?
    Enoxaparin is not the same as heparin but both are used for similar indication. Lovenox is the brand name of enoxaparin
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    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 Enoxaparin affect INR/ PTT/APTT/platelets?
    Enoxaparin 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 Enoxaparin.
    Q. Is Enoxaparin an anti-platelet, blood thinner/anticoagulant?
    Enoxaparin is an anticoagulant which does not allow blood to clot thus acting as a blood thinner but it is not anti-platelet
    Q. Is Enoxaparin dialyzable?
    No, it is not dialyzable
    Q. Does Enoxaparin contain pork?
    Enoxaparin is manufactured using pork intestine
    Q. Does Enoxaparin have to be refrigerated?
    Enoxaparin should not be refrigerated
    Q. Does it contain benzyl alcohol?
    It does contain benzyl alcohol
    Q. Does Enoxaparin make you tired?
    Enoxaparin is not known to cause tiredness as a side effect. Please consult the doctor when any side effects are observed while taking Enoxaparin

    Content on this page was last updated on 07 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)