What is Enoxaparin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Lovenox Clexane

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Enoxaparin is a form of the anticoagulant (anti-clotting) heparin. It is used to prevent deep vein thromboses by thinning the blood and so reducing the likelihood of a clot forming.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Deep vein thrombosis 36 11
Prevent blood clotting 33 20
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 19 5
Pulmonary embolism 13 7
Blood clot 9 7
Factor V Leiden 3 2

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 11
Mild 14
None 18

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Enoxaparin

Side effect Patients
Bruising 6
Injection site bruising 5
Injection site pain 4
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 2
Bleed easily 1
Bone pain 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Enoxaparin

Dosage Patients
120 mg/0.8 ml twice daily 3
80 mg/0.8 ml daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
120 mg/0.8 ml daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Enoxaparin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 45
Doctor's advice 19
Other 12
Side effects too severe 5
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Did not seem to work 1
See all 73 patients who've stopped taking Enoxaparin

Duration

Currently taking Enoxaparin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Enoxaparin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 41
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 39
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 18
A little hard to take 12
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 6
$100-199 3
$50-99 2
$25-49 3
< $25 13
Not specified 19

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Enoxaparin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Warfarin (Coumadin) 7
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 2
Heparin 1

Patients stopped taking Enoxaparin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Warfarin (Coumadin) 7
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 3
Fondaparinux (Arixtra) 1
tinzaparin 1
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3 patient evaluations for Enoxaparin

Mar 16, 2014 (Started Sep 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pulmonary embolism)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bruising, low motivation, loss of energy, injection site bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: While on this medication make sure you are very careful on the things that you do. YOU WILL bruise to the slightly touch and there isn't anything you can do. So make sure your house is safe, almost like a "child safe house" so this way your not running into corners of tables and/or corners of counters. There was a lot of times I would just roll over in bed and my hand would hit the wall by accident and I would wake up with a bruise on my hand. I also was on a C-Pap machine for breathing and if you are on one of these the mask WILL bruise your face easily. I found it to be a big pain being on this medication because of how easy the body bruised.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 19, 2014 (Started Sep 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pulmonary embolism)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (bruising, low motivation, loss of energy, injection site bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Jul 27, 2011 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for blood clot)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 80 mg/0.8 mL Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for thrombosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for blood clot)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bruising, bleed easily)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 80 mg/0.8 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: still have blockage elected no t have surgery at this time only side effects as follow: after taste, bleeding easy, bruised easily.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: bruising, bleed easily

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