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ENOXAPARIN (ee nox a PA rin) prevents or treats blood clots. It belongs to a group of medications called blood thinners.
This medication is injected under the skin. You will be taught how to prepare and give it. For your therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed on the prescription label. Do not skip doses. Skipping or stopping this medication can increase your risk of a blood clot. Keep taking this medication unless your care team tells you to stop.
It is important that you put your used needles and syringes in a special sharps container. Do not put them in a trash can. If you do not have a sharps container, call your care team to get one.
This medication comes with INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE. Ask your pharmacist for directions on how to use this medicine. Read the information carefully. Talk to your care team if you have questions.
Talk to your care team about use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. If your injections have been specially prepared, you may need to store them in the refrigerator. Ask your pharmacist. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Visit your care team for regular checks on your progress. You may need blood work done while you are taking this medication. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medication. It is important not to miss any appointments.
This medication comes in different strengths. Make sure you receive the same strength of medication with each refill. Contact your care team before using this medication if you are given a different strength.
If you are going to need surgery or other procedure, tell your care team that you are using this medication.
Using this medication for a long time may weaken your bones and increase the risk of bone fractures.
Avoid sports and activities that might cause injury while you are using this medication. Severe falls or injuries can cause unseen bleeding. Be careful when using sharp tools or knives. Consider using an electric razor. Take special care brushing or flossing your teeth. Report any injuries, bruising, or red spots on the skin to your care team.
Wear a medical ID bracelet or chain. Carry a card that describes your disease and details of your medication and dosage times.
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