Clexane (Enoxaparin) Injection

Clexane is a brand name for enoxaparin sodium, a type of blood thinner called a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH). It is used to prevent and treat blood clots.

What are the uses of Clexane?

Clexane is used to:

  • Treat blood clots that have already formed, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
  • Prevent blood clots from forming, such as after surgery, during pregnancy, or in people who are at risk of blood clots.

How does Clexane work?

Clexane works by blocking the action of clotting factors, which are proteins that help blood to clot. This helps to prevent blood clots from forming and to break up clots that have already formed.

What are the side effects of Clexane?

The most common side effects of Clexane are:

  • Injection site reactions, such as redness, pain, or bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Allergic reactions

Other possible side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Liver problems
  • Increased blood potassium levels

Who should not use Clexane?

Clexane should not be used by people with:

  • An allergy to enoxaparin or any of the other ingredients in Clexane
  • Bleeding problems
  • Active internal bleeding
  • Recent surgery to the brain, spinal cord, or eye
  • Severe liver disease

FAQs

How is Clexane given?

Clexane is given as an injection under the skin. The injection can be given by a healthcare professional or by the patient themselves.

The dosage of Clexane depends on the condition being treated.


How long should I take Clexane?

The length of treatment with Clexane depends on the condition being treated.


What should I do if I miss a dose of Clexane?

If you miss a dose of Clexane, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time. Do not take two doses at once.


What should I do if I overdose on Clexane?

If you think you have overdosed on Clexane, call your doctor or poison control center immediately.


Can I drink alcohol while taking Clexane?

It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Clexane. Alcohol can increase the risk of bleeding.


Can I take other medications while taking Clexane?

Talk to your doctor before taking any other medications, including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and vitamins. Some medications can interact with Clexane and increase the risk of bleeding.


What should I do if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Clexane is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy or breastfeeding.


Where can I get Clexane?

Clexane is available with a prescription from your doctor.


How much does Clexane cost?

The cost of Clexane varies depending on the dosage and the number of injections you need.

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Conclusion

Clexane is a safe and effective medication for preventing and treating blood clots. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking any medication, especially if you have any health problems.