Enoxaparin injection is used to stop deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. These blood clots could travel to the lungs and could become lodged in the blood vessels of the lungs, causing a condition also called pulmonary embolism.
This medicine is used for several days after hip or knee replacement surgery, and in some cases following abdominal or stomach surgery when you are not able to walk. It is during this time that blood clots are most probably to form.
It is also used if you are not able to get out of bed because of a severe illness. In addition, enoxaparin is used to stop blood clots from forming in the arteries of the heart during specific types of chest pain and heart attacks.
Enoxaparin injection is used in combination with warfarin to treat acute deep-vein thrombosis with or without pulmonary embolism. It is also used to treat specific types of acute heart attacks. The medication is available only with the doctor’s prescription.
The product is available in the following dosing forms: