Enoxaparin is a blood thinner which prevents the excessive formation of blood clots in the body. Increased blood clotting may lead to complications such as stroke and heart attack. Enoxaparin does not dissolve existing clots.
There are different brands of Enoxaparin available. Do not switch between brands because their effectiveness may vary.
Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:
It is given as a subcutaneous (into the fat tissues under the skin) injection. You may be required to inject once or twice daily. Follow the dosage schedule instructed by your doctor and inject at the same time each day.
Instructions for Injection
If you miss a dose of Enoxaparin, inject it as soon as you remember. If it is too near the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your usual dosing times. Do not double dose.
If you overdose on this medication, inform your doctor immediately.
Be careful to hold the syringe securely. Do not point the needle at anyone when uncapped.
Refer to point 15 of Instructions for Injection.