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If you are treating or preventing blood clots with enoxaparin, dosage amounts will be based on several factors, such as your weight, the reason you are taking this medication, and other medical conditions you may have. This prescription blood thinner comes in the form of an injection, which is administered just under the skin once or twice a day.
An Introduction to Dosing With EnoxaparinThe dose of enoxaparin (Lovenox®) 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.
Enoxaparin Dosage for Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) ClotsThe standard enoxaparin dosing for preventing blood clots in people undergoing abdominal (stomach) surgery is 40 mg once daily for 7 to 10 days, starting two hours before surgery.
The standard dosage of enoxaparin for preventing blood clots in people undergoing hip replacement surgery is 30 mg twice daily for 7 to 10 days, starting 12 to 24 hours after surgery. An alternative dosage of 40 mg once daily for three weeks, starting 12 hours before surgery, may also be used.
The standard dose of enoxaparin for preventing blood clots in people undergoing knee replacement surgery is 30 mg twice daily for 7 to 10 days, starting 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
The standard enoxaparin dose for preventing blood clots in people who are acutely ill (and are immobilized) is 40 mg once daily, typically for 6 to 11 days.