Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Lovenox?

enoxaparin

What is the Trade Name for enoxaparin?

Lovenox

What are the Indications of Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prevention of VTE, DVT, and PE

What are the Actions of Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

prevents thrombus formation by potentiating the inhibitory effect of antithrombin on factor Xa and
thrombin. Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin.

What is the Therapeutic Class of Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

anticoagulant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antithrombotic

What are the Nursing Considerations of Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • contraindicated in pork hypersensitivity
  • monitor for signs of bleeding
  • administer in subcutaneous tissue
  • DO NOT eject air bubble prior to injection
  • DO NOT aspirate or massage site

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