You should not receive this medication if you are allergic to enoxaparin, heparin, or pork products, or if you have any type of major bleeding or a very low blood platelet count.
Before receiving enoxaparin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney or liver disease, a heart infection, any bleeding or clotting disorder, high blood pressure, diabetes, a stomach ulcer, an artificial heart valve, or a history of stroke or recent brain or spine surgery.
To be sure this medication is helping your condition, your blood will need to be tested often. This will help your doctor determine how long to treat you with enoxaparin. Do not miss any scheduled appointments.
You will most likely be treated with other medications such as aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin). To best treat your condition, use all of your medications as directed by your doctor. During your treatment with enoxaparin, do not use any other medications unless your doctor tells you to.
If you need to have any type of surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon or dentist ahead of time that you are using enoxaparin. You may need to stop using the medicine for a short time, especially if you will be receiving spinal or epidural anesthesia (also called spinal block). This type of anesthesia may increase the risk of paralysis in people who are also using enoxaparin.