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Nausea, anemia, and bleeding are some of the most common side effects of Lovenox. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, it is possible to develop problems that may require immediate medical attention. Some of the potentially serious reactions include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, or unusual bruising.
An Introduction to Lovenox Side EffectsAs with any medicine, Lovenox® (enoxaparin sodium) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
Common Side Effects With LovenoxLovenox has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Lovenox were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking other heparin medications or a placebo (an injection with no active ingredient). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the groups taking the heparin medicines or the placebo.
- Anemia -- in up to 16 percent of people
- Bleeding (in general) -- up to 13 percent
- Fever -- up to 8 percent
- Fluid retention in the hands or lower limbs -- up to 6 percent
- Injection site bleeding -- up to 5 percent
- Nausea -- up to 2.5 percent
- Injection site pain -- up to 2 percent
- Blood in the urine -- up to 2 percent.