Information about Enoxaparin

Enoxaparin Uses

Enoxaparin is used in the treatment and prevention of blood clots. 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

Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Allergic reaction, Fever, Headache, Low blood platelets, Increased liver enzymes, Hemorrhage, Ecchymosis (discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath), Nausea, Edema (swelling), Shortness of breath, Confusion, Thrombocytosis, Skin disorder, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness), Heart attack
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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. How do you administer Enoxaparin?

Enoxaparin 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 Enoxaparin?

You must inform the doctor all about your previous or present medical history before you start taking Enoxaparin. 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 the presence of these conditions. Consult with your doctor and follow the instructions strictly.

Q. How to store Enoxaparin injections?

Store Enoxaparin 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 damage in the syringe. Read the medicine package leaflet before using this medication and ask the pharmacist in case of any doubt.

Q. Can Enoxaparin be used in heart attack?

Yes, Enoxaparin 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. Is it ok to inject the air bubble in Enoxaparin?

Yes, you can inject air bubbles into the site of injection. In fact, removing the air bubbles from Enoxaparin can lead to loss of the medicine thereby altering the prescribed dose.

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.


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