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Lovenox® (enoxaparin sodium) is a medication used to treat and prevent blood clots. It can also help prevent various complications after certain cardiac events. It is a low molecular weight heparin medication. But how does Lovenox work?
 
This prescription medicine works by binding to a certain enzyme in the body, which prevents the formation of clots and the growth of existing clots. Like other blood thinners, Lovenox does not break down clots. It slows down the formation of clots so the body has time to break them down naturally.
 
(For more information on how Lovenox works, click Lovenox Uses. This article provides a complete overview of the drug, including detailed information on its uses, whether it is safe for children, and possible off-label reasons to use this drug.)
 
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