When to Avoid Enoxaparin

Who Should Not Take Enoxaparin?

You should not take enoxaparin if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Lovenox, enoxaparin, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have ever had heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).
     
  • Are allergic to heparin or pork products.
     
  • Are allergic to benzyl alcohol (for the multi-dose vials only, not the prefilled syringes).
     

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which enoxaparin should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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