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Are there any risks in taking Lovenox?

Lovenox can cause some people to bleed more easily. Especially vulnerable are people who have a bleeding disorder, an infection of the lining of the heart, hemorrhagic stroke, intestinal or stomach ulcer or bleeding, and those who have recently undergone spine, brain, or eye surgery. Receiving spinal anesthesia or getting a spinal tap while taking Lovenox can lead to a serious blood clot around the spinal cord or brain. The risk for developing this kind of blood clot while taking Lovenox is higher in people who have frequent spinal taps, a history of surgery on the spine, a genetic defect of the spine, or are taking other medications for the prevention or treatment of blood clots. Make sure to let any doctor who treats you know if you are taking Lovenox.

 

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