What is Lovenox?

Lovenox, the prescription drug enoxaparin, is a blood thinner that is used for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis, in which blood clots from in the legs. It is used for people who are bedridden due to an illness, people who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, or people who have undergone stomach surgery. It is also used, with aspirin, to prevent angina and heart attack complications. Lovenox is sometimes used, with warfarin, to treat blood clots that are in the legs. It may also be used as a treatment for people having certain kinds of acute heart attacks. Lovenox works by stopping the development of substances that lead to clots. Lovenox is known as a low molecular weight heparin.

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