Lovenox and pulmonary embolism

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Avatar n tn Enoxaparin or Lovenox is used to prevent and treat deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Like any drugs, it also has expiration date depending on the manufacturing date. Check the label or box for any of these information or talk to your doctor about this. Take care and best regards.
Avatar n tn I was released from the hospital last Sunday and have been giving myself the Lovenox injections. I started on 10mg of Coumadin a day and after my first blood test it was changed to 15 mg. After my second blood test, PT, my Coumadin was lowered to 5 mg a day. I'm scheduled to have another blood test today. Does the lower dosage mean I'm closer to therapeutice level of Coumadin? Last night I started feeling "funny" in my chest.
Avatar n tn Bi-lat P. E. in segmental pulmonary artery branches to the lower lobes, and in the right main pulmonary artery, including the bifurcation and extending into the bifurcation of the right main pulmonary artery. Wedge shaped area in the posterior aspect of the right middle lobe is indicative of infarct. Right Pleural effusion and bibasilar areas of consolidation may also represent infarct. Also, doppler studies of legs showed: persistent occlusive DVT of left popliteal vein.
Avatar n tn Fedullo, MD who is at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and UCSD Medical Center San Diego. You may want to contact Peter F. Fedullo, MD either for evaluation in San Diego or for his recommendation of clinical expertise, in your part of the country. You should seek his recommendations, without delay.
117078 tn?1200026271 I went into the ER (I had already been started on Lovenox and Coumadin) after multiple attempts to place an IV sans success, they attempted to place a central line. The central line was sans success as well. What they ended up causing was a major hematoma. My blood, according to the anesthesiologist, was clotting as he was trying to place the line in. THey ended up placing a femoral line very shortly after in the left leg.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism last month and I'm not sure if I have pulmonary hypertension. And also I've never had heart burn so I'm having a difficult time distinguishing the difference evrthing. I'm on Lovenox so they tell me that I can't develop another clot but well then why do I continue to get chest pain, throbbing in neck, and sometimes I start shaking really bad. Ugh I'm confused. Please ur advice or any questions I should ask my doctor. Thank You in advance.
1524811 tn?1333244901 I was recently diagnosed with a Pulmonary Embolism after being rushed into L&D unable to breathe. I was prescribed Lovenox by injection twice daily. The prescribing DR knows I'm now 34 weeks pregnant, but when I read the drug disclosure inside the box it states clearly NOT TO BE USED DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE GASPING SYNDROME & FETAL DEATH. I'm TERRIFIED to continue these shots as my son will already have issues at birth & now this, but if I don't do the injections I can die.
16702 tn?1234094245 Has anyone been told by their Onc that cancer patients are vulnerable to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (aka Economy Class Syndrome). My right leg swoll up for 3 days so rushed to hospital and after an ultrasound of the leg, was told that I have DVT. Been getting daily shots of Innohep to dissolve the clot and have to wear a thigh high Ted Hose.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm an active 22 year old female and two weeks ago I had a pulmonary embolism. It was agonising and I was in hospital for 13 days as I reacted badly to warferin. I am now on clexane injections and will be going back to hospital soon for a week or so to re-try warfarin. I am so confused as to how this happened. I had no DVT, and I have none of the apparent risk factors associated with PE. What I am wondering though is, what happens now?? How long will I be in pain for?
Avatar f tn went to the doc and i am 7 weeks im due in jan. and i have a history of a Pulmonary Embolism so my husband injects me in the stomach. well i missed a dosed yesterday and i was feeling very weak and dizzy and i felt a little shaky and nauseas can that be due to a missed dose of the injection or could it be something else???
Avatar f tn The stomach x-rays were done to rule out a cancer of the esophagus and stomach that if present (and it is great that it was not) might have explained the nausea and would have also been a risk factor for pulmonary embolism. COPD, and the sedentary life style that so often accompanies it is a risk factor for a PE. But, that should not be assumed. A careful assessment of risk factors for pulmonary embolism should be conducted, either by your father’s primary physician or the Pulmonologist.
Avatar n tn Hello, My husband has been diagnosed w/a saddle pulmonary embolism. This occurred while on a blood thinner (Coumadin). He is now considered a "Coumadin failure" and must take Lovenox shots daily. However, they are extremely expensive (our cost after insurance pays is over $900 per month). I'm sure that I'm not the first person to have this issue of needing a drug, but being unable to pay for it.
Avatar f tn I am 26 weeks pregnant and unfortunatly have been doing daily lovenox injections from pretty much the day I found out I was pregnant due to prior health issues. I get so frustrated with them especially the nights when I already don't feel good. I was just wondering if anyone else is suffering with these horrible shots. If so how do you deal with them?
Avatar n tn I spent several days in ICU and had to take Lovenox shots in my abdomen for 14 days and Coumadin for four months after being discharged. As my physician said, the clots may have come from my uterus or from one of my calves. (He thought they might have come from my calf because the morning I woke up experiencing the symptoms, my left calf was swollen twice as big as my right.
Avatar n tn I have a beautiful purple bruised lower abdomen to show for it and all the Lovenox shots for a week and 1/2! The symptoms I had, (had I known at this point I could have done something earlier and they could have prevented all my pain and other stuff) were: Now mind you, I'm also experiencing the nasty nausea but not vomiting and no fever.
Avatar f tn I had blood clots after I had my son and had to take Lovenox and now take an aspirin once a day, and if I ever have any more kids I will have to take Lovenox the entire pregnancy so I am pretty sure it is safe.
Avatar f tn went to the doc and i am 7 weeks im due in jan. and i have a history of a Pulmonary Embolism so my husband injects me in the stomach. well i missed a dosed yesterday and i was feeling very weak and dizzy and i felt a little shaky and nauseas can that be due to a missed dose of the injection or could it be something else???
Avatar f tn I have a genetic clotting mutation and suffered from a pulmonary embolism 2 1/2 years before conceiving. My OB is treating me as a high risk pregnancy and has prescribed a preventative treatment together with my hematologist. I am taking 150mg Lovenox plus 81mg (low dose) aspirin and 20mg Pepcid-AC daily.
Avatar f tn I have been on lovenox 100 milligrams injections twice a day for over 20 years now I have a protein C deficiency which causes my blood to be really sick and it does form clots I had one and one leg 9 and the other leg a pulmonary embolism and clots in my arms already I am 48 years old I have recently been getting my lovenox at my local pharmacy and all the sudden my insurance does not want me to get it there no more they want to mail it out its been over 2 weeks I've been waiting for my medicati
Avatar m tn I know some people get DVT, pulmonary embolism from Birth Control and i know that thyroid/synthroid stuff is hormone related but is there any significance or anything documented about hypothyroid/synthroid etc.. and pulmonary embolism? I can't find a reason why this happened to me. I had a PE a few weeks ago with no DVT and docs can't find a reason for it??
Avatar n tn Hello i know what you are going thru, my Left leg is swollen as well and i am very frustrated, the first blood clot hit me in January, then three weeks later another broke loose and hit my lung (pulmonary embolism) since January i was in the hospital twice, t he first on heparin and Coumadin, then the Coumadin failed me and now i to am on daily injections of lovenox 200mg (2 shots at once because they do not make a 200 mg injection) my leg is still as fat as a beached whale and i have been beggi
14129151 tn?1433041440 40 days ago my husband, 27years old, 3 weeks after a 12h flight started with a pain in his leg which led to a pulmonary embolism. After 5 days on heparin/erixtra he stayed only on Cumadin, though at a high INR, and developed symptoms from a larger clot, now on the julgular vein. he was moved back to heparin and then to lovenox. Then it was noticed that some of his lymph nodes were a bit enlarged around neck and lungs (1.8 cm the largest).
Avatar n tn A little history, I was hospitalized for pulmonary embolism (PE) about 1 year ago. I had no risk factors for blood clots other than being on birth control. I am not overweight, over 35 yrs, non smoking, had no genetic clotting disorders. I was on Warfarin for 6 months but am currently on no treatment. My question is now, should I be doing anything like taking asprin or anything? Also what about when I want to get pregnant?
292932 tn?1209309180 The DVT went from my groin all the way to my knee, so it was pretty extensive and it is a miracle that I did not also have a Pulmonary Embolism. I'm 8.2 weeks pregnant now and am considered high-risk because I'm 40 AND because of my previous DVT, so they are watching me closely. I am on 40mg Lovenox 1x/day and am sure they will up my dose very quickly to 2x a day. I have had friends on these shots and 2x / day seems to be the "norm".
Avatar n tn I am 39 and 13 years ago had a DVT during pregnancy. I have Factor V Leiden and Prothrombin Gene Mutation. Last week I developed clots in the same leg rather spontaneously. I have been put on Lovenox and Coumadin (the generic). The Lovenox is to be cut once my INR's are stable. However, I have developed terrible headaches which start about an hour after coumadin and then last until about 3 hours before the next dose. I believe that it is the coumadin.
Avatar m tn 3 is it still possible to still have a Pulmonary Embolism or Stroke? Or will my blood be thin enough to prevent it? Lastly, I was told by a doctor that the swelling may take a few months to go away. I assume everyone is different so the time will vary. Its been 1 month since the swelling started and it seems to fluctuate with me. In the morning my swelling is virtually gone but by the end of the day my leg is double the size of the other one.
Avatar n tn Ten days after giving birth to my 1st baby I had a pulmonary embolism so had Clexane injections initially along with 6 months of warfarin tablets. I am scared of this happening again so this time I am wanting to have Clexane injections during the pregnancy to prevent. Does anyone know at what stage of pregnancy I am likely to start these injections?
Avatar n tn Both Lovenox and Heparin are used to reduce the risks of a blood clot formation. I had a DVT(deep vein thrombosis) and PE (pulmonary embolism) about three years ago and Dr is concerned I can form another.