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Lovenox® (enoxaparin sodium) is available only by prescription and is approved for treating and preventing blood clots. This "blood thinner" medication is not appropriate for everyone; your healthcare provider needs complete information on your medical history and what medicines you are taking before prescribing Lovenox.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking this product, Lovenox can cause side effects, such as anemia, low blood platelets, and bleeding. If negative reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
Lovenox comes in the form of injections and is taken once or twice daily. The injections are typically given in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area), just under the skin. In certain circumstances, this medicine may also be administered intravenously (by IV).
(Click Lovenox for more information on this medication. This article covers how this prescription drug works, lists additional side effects, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
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