Clexane 80 MG Injection is an anticoagulant medication that makes blood less likely to clump together. This reduces your likelihood of developing thrombosis. It is used to treat a thrombosed leg and to prevent thrombosis in bedridden individuals, those undergoing dialysis, those with angina pectoris (heart spasm), post-surgery patients, and those who have had a heart attack.
You will typically learn to administer the injection yourself, just under the skin. Remember to leave the air bubble in the syringe. If necessary, ask your pharmacist for clarification.
This medication is usually taken for 7 to 10 days after surgery. The exact duration depends on your condition. Sometimes, you will switch to anti-thrombosis tablets after using enoxaparin.
Taking enoxaparin every day reduces your risk of thrombosis, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. However, it can cause bleeding. You may bruise or bleed internally more quickly. If you notice large bruises, blood in your stool or urine, or experience a sudden severe headache, warn your doctor immediately.
Clexane 80 MG (Enoxaparin) can interact with other medicines. Have your pharmacist check that you can safely use enoxaparin with your other medicines, including those you bought without a prescription.
What is the function of Clexane?
Clexane operates in two primary ways:
- It halts the expansion of existing blood clots, aiding your body in breaking down these clots to prevent harm.
- It inhibits the formation of new blood clots in your bloodstream.
Is Clexane a blood thinner?
Clexane® is a blood thinner and belongs to the Low Molecular Weight Heparins (LMWH). The active substance in Clexane® is enoxaparin sodium.
How long should Clexane be used after surgery?
Clexane injections should be administered every day at the same time for 20 days. Anti-phlebitis stockings should be worn for 6 weeks.
How long does Clexane work?
If you administer this drug once a day, choose a fixed time, for example, in the morning at 08:00, and always inject the next dose after 24 hours, i.e., the next day at 08:00.
What are the side effects of thrombosis shots?
Many users (more than one in 10) experience minor bleeding, usually at the site of injection. Small bruises also occur. Less than one in ten users experience redness and swelling of the skin. Rare side effects include skin rashes with severe itching and the formation of bumps.
Elderly people taking certain blood thinners have a higher risk of joint wear. Doctors should check with their patients about switching to other blood thinners.
How long should Clexane be used after a cesarean section?
After a cesarean section, you will receive support stockings and, if prescribed by the doctor, a daily shot of Clexane (a blood thinner) to prevent complications. You must also wear these stockings for 10 days after discharge.
Can you go out in the sun while on blood thinners?
Yes, you can. The anticoagulation treatment in itself is not a reason to avoid the sun. However, extremely high temperatures that sometimes accompany it can have an indirect influence, for example through a lot of fluid loss.