Discussing Enoxaparin With Your Healthcare Provider

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
 
  • A bleeding disorder (not a clotting disorder)
  • Intestinal or stomach ulcers or bleeding
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • An aneurysm
  • A bacterial infection of the endocardium (the inner layer of the heart)
  • Had a negative reaction to heparin
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure
  • Had recent brain, eye, or spinal surgery
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetic retinopathy (an eye condition)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Enoxaparin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Dosing Information

The dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The reason you are taking enoxaparin
  • Your weight
  • Your kidney function
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Enoxaparin Dosage for more information.)
 
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