Side effect(s) of Enoxaparin

Read the side effects of Enoxaparin as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure.

Skin- Cutaneous vasculitis(inflammation of blood vessels in the skin), easy bruising, discoloration of skin, skin necrosis occurring at the injection site or distant from the injection, blisters, rash.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, diarrhea.

Blood- Anemia, major bleeding, reduced platelets, in some people increase in platelets.

Hypersensitivity- Systemic allergic reactions including anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reactions, itching, and hives.

Local- Pain, tenderness, irritation and redness, bleeding.

Genitourinary- Blood in urine.

Respiratory- Difficulty in sleeping, lung swelling and inflammation.

Liver- Increase in level of liver enzymes.

Miscellaneous- Mental confusion, fever, bleeding within the spinal cord, raised potassium level in the blood, swelling in the extremities.

Other Precautions :  Enoxaparin increases the risk of bleeding. So, pressure at the puncture site should be maintained for sometime
Use with caution in patients with increased bleeding risk such as - stomach ulcer, high blood pressure, diabetic retinal disease
Use with caution in patients with kidney problems
Monitor platelet count of patients before starting the injection and regularly thereafter
Do not exchange use of enoxaparin with heparin
Pregnant women with mechanical heart valves and their fetuses, may be at increased risk and may need more frequent monitoring and dosage adjustment.
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