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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Nov 2019. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.