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What should I know about Lovenox before taking it?

Lovenox is a blood thinner used for the prevention of blood clots. Lovenox can cause people with certain conditions to bleed more easily. These include 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. Lovenox can lead to a serious blood clot around your spinal cord or brain if you have a spinal tap, receive an epidural, or are taking other medications for the prevention or treatment of blood clots. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose of Lovenox if you have liver or kidney disease, uncontrolled hypertension, recent stomach ulcer, eye problems that are caused by diabetes, or if your platelet count has ever been low after receiving heparin. Make sure to let any doctor who treats you know if you are taking Lovenox.

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