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enoxaparin (Lovenox)By Grace Alvesteffer
ActionsIs specifically activeagainst factor Xa andthrombinPrevents completion ofthe coagulation cascade
UsesTo prevent deep vein thrombosisConjunction with warfarin to treatAcute DVT, with or withoutpulmonary embolusST- segment elevation MIPrevents ischemic complications
Therapeutic OutcomesPrevention of DVT after hip or kneereplacement surgeryPrevention of ischemiccomplications of angina and MI
Premedication AssessmentsPerform the following scheduledlab tests before starting therapy:CBCPlatelet countStool occult blood testsVitals signs
Dosage and AdministrationAdminister by deep subcutaneous injection into theanterolateral or posterolateral abdominal wall every12-24 hoursRotate sites every 12 hours
Medication Safety AlertDO NOT inject intramuscularlyDo Not expel the air bubblefrom the prefilled syringeDosage adjustment is required in patients with acreatinine clearance of <30 ml/minuteDo NOT use in pts that are allergic to pork or porkproducts
Common Adverse Effects
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Term
Spring
Professor
Lynda Welch
Tags
Platelet, Low molecular weight heparin

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