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Where to donate lovenox

After searching quite a bit, I finally found an organization that will take leftover Lovenox for donation: World Medical Relief ( I wanted to post this here because it was so difficult finding a place to donate these, and hopefully this will help other people donate (rather than destroy) their left-over Lovenox. ## Hi Corie, Thank you so much for sharing this important information and resource here. Leftover medication that costs hundreds if not thousands of dollars are constantly in jeopardy of being washed down the toilet (causing environmental concerns), or otherwise being improperly disposed of due to a lack of knowledge and information provided by the pharmacists who dispense it; let alone finding a place like you have. It is my opinion that these medical do...

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Lovenox and low platelets

My husband is currently taking 2 shots of Lovenox a day. I believe each is 125mg? He went to his hematologist the other day and it was found that his platelets are decreasing. Could Lovenox cause this? I really hope not because they state since he was on Coumadin/Warfarin for more than 20 years, that the Coumadin no longer provided the effects necessary to keep his blood thinned out to prevent blood clots. ## Yes, Lovenox has been known to cause that, he may require a dosage adjustments, or to try a different medication. Does he also watch his diet? While on a blood thinner, he should stay away from dark leafy greens, such as spinach, that contain a lot of vitamin K. Some other medications, and foods, may also cause additional blood thinning. Is he taking anything else?

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I have been taking lovenox post heart attack for 4 days. Is it ok to take plavix too ? ## WHEN I CAN USE PLAVIX AFTER FINISH WITH LOVENOX ## Both Lovenox and Plavix are blood thinners, so you should always follow your doctor's instructions for taking them, and not combine them, unless specifically instructed to do so, since it could create an increased risk of bleeding, and possible hemorrhage. Are either of you on any other medications? In the case of heart attack, you should take the one your doctor has told you to take, for your own safety. Do you know what caused your heart attack?

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Used as a blood thinner.Given in shot form in the stomach ## Going for biopsy when Inr is under2will take lavanox ## Did you mean Lovenox? It contains the active ingredient Enoxaparin, it is a blood thinner that is used to help prevent blood clots. The FDA warns that it increases the risk of bleeding, and may also cause easy bruising, administration site reaction, swelling, and redness. Why was it administered?

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blood thinner ## Were you possibly referring to Lovenox, which is a blood thinner? It contains the active ingredient Enoxaparin. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising.

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development of afib with lovenox

I WAS PLACED ON ELIQUIS FOR PROVOKED DVT FROM A KNEE INJURY. SEVERE FATIGUE AND HEADACHE ON THIS MED. SWITCHED TO LOVENOX. WITHIN 5 DAYS OF STARTING, I DEVELOPED INCREASED HEART RATE, FLUTTER AND AFIB. STRESS TEST SHOWS NO CAD AND NEG CT FOR PE. I FEEL THE SXS ARE FROM THE DRUG. ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS ISSUE. ALSO HAVE CHILLS EVERY EVENING. ## Lovenox has been known to cause Afib as a side effect, according to FDA warnings, as well as heart failure, increased risk of bleeding, anemia, and easy bruising. As to the chills, it has also been known to cause a fever. Have you consulted your doctor about trying a different medication? There are some news ones available that might work better for you.

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side effects of lovenox

I have been on lovenox for 5 days. I am beginning to hate this stuff. I take my shots at 9am and pm. In the morning it seems like I get about 30 minutes after and I am ready to lay down. I also get chills and feel like I am paralyzed.. It makes my legs and arms very heavy to move. I am typing this after my worse night thus far... Do hot my pj's are wet yet if I uncover then I get a chill. This just sucks. I use a compression sock during the day but it makes my legs very itchy and of course I don't want to scratch. ## Hello, Wayne! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. Those can be typical side effects of Lovenox and most blood thinners/anticlotting agents, there have been many posts complaining about similar issues and some people have even ha...

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Bruising from Lovenox injections

I have a friend adding me if there is any way to prevent the bruising all around her body she has been getting (non-trauma related and not at the injection sites) while on Lovenox. Any advice? ## If she's experiencing bruising, without having bumped into anything or fallen, then she needs to consult her doctor. Her blood may be thinning too much and he dose or medication may need to be adjusted. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, are administration site soreness, easy bruising and headache. Is there anything else I can help with? ## When you take it out to use, flick it so the air bubble is near the plunger, opposite the needle. Do not try to squirt the air bubble out. When you inject it make sure it is vertical, needle down. They package them with a little air bubble so when...

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auto injector pen with Lovenox

About 14 yrs ago while pregnant I had to use Lovenox. My doctor then ordered it with an injector pen. I must have thrown the pen away thinking I would not need it again. Since then the pharmacists say there is not such a device for Lovenox now and the have not heard of one in existence.. Has anyone else used an injector pen? If so, how and where did you get it? ## From what I could gather, apparently the auto inj. pen is like having a "pre-filled" syringe. It's described as being a pen-like device that keeps the needle point shielded before administering the dose. I've seen similar products go by the name of "autoject 2"...and if you google "auto inj.", there are also a number of sites who offer what I would imagine to be comparable alternatives to what y...

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Lovenox Leftover

What can I do with 8 boxes of this expensive drug? ## The only thing I can suggest is taking it into your doctor or to your pharmacist and let them handle it. Some states have a program where you can turn in left-over medications and they are then provided to people without insurance at a very steep discount. Otherwise, I really can't help, since giving them to someone else is considered illegal. Have you tried contacting a pharmacy to ask? ## I would like to look into a way to get them donated...I am going through Chemo and today they found a blood clot and prescribed Lovenox. I then got the call from the pharmacy that my prescription limit has been met and I have to pay out of pocket which is not possible for me...please don't dispose of them... ## I'd like to help, but I ...

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Alternative oral meds to lovenox...

are there any? I think that having to give yourself shots is pretty barbaric and think that before a doctor puts a person on warfarin the patient should be made aware of this gross and creepy shot deal when you are taken off warfarin for a procedure or surgery...when are the doctors going to bring out the leeches? I am SO MAD that I have no alternative to these stupid shots...I am needle PHOBIC which all my doctors knew about and YET here I am having to do TWO shots a day into my stomach!!! Are they insane? Sadistic? What is with the medical community??? ## Hello, Lucy Lou! How are you doing? I'm sorry that you're so upset. However, if there were an alternative, you wouldn't have to do the shots, your doctor would have provided you with the other option. There just aren'...

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I am in desperate need of Lovenox

I am in desperate need of 14 80mg lovenox injections. I have medicaid but it does not include prescriptions. I have been stuck in bed for a week now because I have blood clots in my inner thighs and cant get any help. I was just approved for ssi 30 days ago but havent began receiving befefits yet. Please help me. ## Hi Chas, Have you not considered any other alternatives options that may be much more readily available to you? Surely, "something" would be better than nothing when it comes to saving your life, I would assume. There are actually an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables that evoke similar anticoagulant effects as the medication that you're desperately waiting on. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, omega-3 fatty acids are one option that can aid...

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20+ year old woman, medical, needs Lovenox

In the Southern California area, there is a young woman who was in a car accident, had leg surgery, and needs Lovenox. (Not covered by medical, of course). Is there anyway to get this medication cheaper? {edited for privacy} ## Sanofi does have an assistant program available, if someone qualifies. It's called the Patient Assistance Connection and you can call them for more information at 888-847-4877. Lovenox is classified by the FDA as an anticoagulant. Its typical side effects may possibly include administration site irritation, abdominal pain, chest pain, headache and increased risk of bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with?

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injection ## The name of the medication is actually Lovenox, it's an anticoagulant that's most commonly used to prevent DVT or pulmonary embolism. Learn more Lovenox details here. Side effects can include injection site irritation, dizziness and hemorrhage. Are there any questions or comments? ## I find more dizziness with the generic than the real Lovenox is or is this my imagination?

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I have 6 boxes left and don't know what to do with them, I know they cost me like crazy but I don't need them anymore. Any suggestions? ## I too have a lot of Lovenox left over and need to find out how to donate it. I won't just send it as that is illegal. But if someone needs it I can send to their physician and let them handle it. ## The FDA actually has a specific set of guidelines on how to "properly" dispose of any unused portions of Rx medication. On their website they mention that some communities have what's called a "drug take-back program", in which you can take your medication(s) to a particular location for proper disposal. If you'd prefer to go that route, they just recommend contacting your local city/county household trash and recycling...

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Need 150 mg Lovenox Injections

Lost my health insurance and just found out I have another DVT. I take 150 mg injections and I only have 10 left. Pharmacies are charging around $3,000 a month, I don't see how anyone can afford that. I just need enough until December when my insurance kicks in with my new job. What is the best way to get Lovenox for a reasonable price? ## Hello, Carrie! How are you? There is an assistance program through Sanofi for uninsured patients called Sanofi Patient Connection. You can call them for an application and program details at 888-847-4877. I've found most of these programs to respond pretty quickly to keep people from missing doses of their medications. This medication may cause side effects, such as dizziness, increased risk of bleeding and administration site irritation. Is t...

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Can a chest port or any other type of port be used to administer lovenox ## Hi terry, If you're preparing for a port placement, an article by Ohio State University Medical Center advises talking with your doctor first when it comes to taking any blood thinning medication such as Lovenox. From there, they go on to state that you might need to change medications or make adjustments to the amount you take prior to the surgery. Ref: After you've informed your doctor of what you're taking, that would probably also be the best time to ask if Lovenox is still compatible after the surgery as well. Information I'm finding suggests that it should be fine to administer in such a way, but it's always best to double check with your d...

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missing my shots for a few days

I have been taking Lovenox 40mg through my pregnancy and am now 10 months postpartum. I ran out about 4 days ago, and am out of refills. I called my doctor, have left several messages with no response. The pharmacy has even tried, with no success. I did make an appointment, but it is not for another week. I am nervous. Any suggestions? ## Hello, Stephanie! How are you? Have you heard from your doctor, yet? If not, I would suggest going to your nearest ER or urgent care facility. They should be able to help you.

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I'm in need of Lovenox injections

My mother has cancer that has metastasize and she currently taking Lovenox because of blood clots that were discovered. The physician had prescribed 90mg and we were using the 100mg/ml (and we simply removed 10mg). As you know, Lovenox is very expensive and we are having a difficult time paying for the meds. If anyone has any suggestion to my problem or have any left over injections, please reply to this message. Thank you and God Bless. ## Provide home address so people could send some to you if they are able to. You would have a much better chance this way. Good luck. ## Does anybody still have the Lovenox injections available?

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Problems with Lovenox injection

I have been taking Lovenox (generic) injections since mid October when a small blood clot in my lung was discovered on a CT scan. Since that time, I haven't had too many problems with administering the drug except that sometimes when I put the safety on the needle, a tiny stream of the medicine comes out. Usually, it's only a few drops that come out and I was told that this is normal but sometimes it's more than a few drops. I can't seem to get a straight answer about this from the nurses in my hematologist's office. It doesn't have anything to do with my technique because I'm doing everything the same way. I'm very careful about getting the plunger all the way down and I wait a few seconds before I pull it out. Has anyone experienced what I'm talking...

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