06.03 Enoxaparin (Lovenox)

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Prevention of VTE, DVT, and PE


Prevents thrombus formation by potentiating the inhibitory effect of antithrom-
bin on factor Xa and thrombin. Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin.

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Nursing Considerations

• Contraindicated in pork hypersensitivity
• Monitor for signs of bleeding
• Administer in subcutaneous tissue
• DO NOT eject air bubble prior to injection
• DO NOT aspirate or massage site

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