Who should take Lovenox?

Lovenox is used to prevent blood clots in the legs of people who can’t walk. These include people who are bedridden due to a severe illness, people who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, and people who have undergone stomach surgery. In combination with aspirin, it is used in people to prevent complications from angina and heart attacks. Lovenox is sometimes used, along with warfarin, as a treatment for people who have blood clots in the legs. It may also be used as a treatment for people having certain kinds of acute heart attacks.


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