How to Give Lovenox Injections
If your healthcare provider prescribes Lovenox (enoxaparin), you may have to administer the injections yourself. But many people may not fully understand the instructions and may wonder how to give Lovenox injections. Although there are various injection techniques, it is important to follow your healthcare provider's instructions on administering this medication.
Lovenox® (enoxaparin sodium) is a prescription anticoagulant medication that is given by injection, just under the skin (subcutaneously). People often must give the injections to themselves or their loved ones. As a result, many people are searching for information about how exactly to administer Lovenox injections.
Perhaps you (or your loved one) have just been released from the hospital. The nurse was giving the Lovenox injections in the hospital, but now you have been sent home and must do the injections yourself.
Ideally, someone clearly explained and showed you exactly how to give the injections after you left. However, even with clear instructions, the process can be very intimidating, and it is easy to forget instructions that you received in the "mad dash" to leave the hospital. You look on the Lovenox box (if you have one) or the prescribing information, but it just says to "inject using standard technique."
What should a person do in such a situation? Seek more information. Ask your pharmacist. Call the nurse. Ask a knowledgeable friend. While this article will attempt to describe the steps necessary to give Lovenox injections, having someone show you or help you "in person" will be much more valuable.