Lovenox™ (enoxaparin sodium)

What is Lovenox™ (enoxaprin sodium)?

Lovenox™ is a medication used to help reduce the chances for blood clots (a.k.a thrombosis) from forming. At IVF1, we use Lovenox™ to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) from occurring during or shortly after surgery. We also use  Lovenox™ in women with recurrent miscarriage due to increased blood clotting.

How do I use Lovenox™?

Here are step-by-step instructions for taking Lovenox™ (enoxaparin) injections:

Lovenox™ is injected subcutaneously-or into the fatty tissue under your skin. The primary sites for injection are your abdomen – 2 inches on either side of the navel.

Wash your hands thoroughly before beginning.

Lovenox Lovenox™
lovenox_step_1.jpg Remove the needle cap by pulling it straight off the syringe and discard it in a sharps collector. Do not twist the cap. Do not push on the plunger when pulling off the cap.
 lovenox_step_2.jpg Hold the syringe like a pencil in your writing hand.
 lovenox_step_3.jpg With your other hand, pinch an inch of skin that you have cleaned with alcohol to make a fold in the skin. Next, insert the full length of the needle straight down – at a 90˚ angle – into the fold of skin.
 lovenox_step_4.jpg Press the plunger with your thumb until the syringe is empty.
 lovenox_step_5.jpg Then pull the needle straight out and release the skin fold.
 lovenox_step_6.jpg Point the needle down and away from yourself and others, and then push down on the plunger to activate the safety shield.
 lovenox_step_7.jpg Place the used syringe in the sharps collector.

Click here to learn how to give a subcutaneous injection