ENOXAPARIN

(e-nox’a-pa-rin)
Lovenox
Classifications:
blood formers, coagulators, and anticoagulants; low molecular weight heparin
Pregnancy Category: B

NURSING IMPLICATIONS

Assessment & Drug Effects

  • Lab tests: Baseline coagulation studies; periodic CBC, platelet count, urine and stool for occult blood.
  • Monitor platelet count closely. Withhold drug and notify physician if platelet count less than 100,000/mm3.
  • Monitor closely patients with renal insufficiency and older adults who are at higher risk for thrombocytopenia.
  • Monitor for and report immediately any sign or symptom of unexplained bleeding.

Patient & Family Education

  • Report to physician promptly signs of unexplained bleeding such as: pink, red, or dark brown urine; red or dark brown vomitus; bleeding gums or bloody sputum; dark, tarry stools.
  • Do not take any OTC drugs without first consulting physician.
  • Do not breast feed while taking this drug without consulting physician.

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