Other Reasons to Prescribe Enoxaparin

Can Children Use Enoxaparin?

This medication is not approved for use in children. This does not mean that children absolutely cannot take enoxaparin; it just means that this medication (like most medications) has not been adequately studied in children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the particular benefits and risks of using enoxaparin in children.

Is Enoxaparin Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend enoxaparin for something other than the uses discussed in this article. Some possible off-label uses of enoxaparin include:
  • "Bridge therapy" in people who must temporarily stop taking warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®)
  • Long-term management of clotting disorders in people who cannot take warfarin
  • Preventing DVT after moderate-risk general surgeries
  • Preventing DVT after gynecological surgery
  • Preventing DVT in people with cancer
  • Managing clotting disorders in pregnant women or preventing recurring pregnancy loss (see Lovenox and Pregnancy).
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