Lovenox Dosage

When beginning treatment with Lovenox, the dosage will depend on various factors, such as your weight, kidney function, and the reason you are using this drug. This medication is given as an injection just under the skin once or twice a day. Make sure to take Lovenox as prescribed. If you stop taking it too soon, you may be increasing your risk for serious problems.

An Introduction to Your Dosage of Lovenox

The dose of Lovenox® (enoxaparin sodium) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The reason you are taking Lovenox
  • 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.
 

Lovenox Dosing for Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Clots

The standard dosage of Lovenox 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 Lovenox 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 Lovenox dose 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 Lovenox 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.
 
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Lovenox Medication Information

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