Enclex 40 mg Injection
|USA Brand Name||Enoxaparin|
What is Enclex 40 mg Injection?
Enclex 40 Injection is a blood thinner that treats and prevents dangerous blood clots.
It prohibits new clots from forming and existing clots from growing in size.
Enclex 40 consists of an anticoagulant (blood thinner) known as Enoxaparin.
Cipla Limited manufactures the medicine.
Uses of Enclex 40
Blood clots can be harmful if they dissociate from the wound and spread through the bloodstream. They can lead to blockages in your blood vessels and provoke a stroke or a heart attack. Enclex 40, containing Enoxaparin, helps thin your blood, preventing the formation of clots.
Enoxaparin keeps blood from clotting in the legs of hospitalized people who are having surgery on their stomach, knee, or hip.
The Enclex 40 mg injection may also help if you suffer from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a clotting condition affecting the deep veins, usually in the legs.
It also helps prevent blood clots from moving into the lungs, leading to Pulmonary Embolism.
How Enclex 40 works
Enoxaparin is a type of medicine known as an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants are also known as blood thinners, and they help prevent clotting. They work by blocking the protein in your body that forms clots. It stops the existing blood clots from getting worse.
You usually get your Enclex 40 shot at a hospital. The doctor gives you the appropriate dose that depends on age, medical condition, and severity.
Make sure to take the appropriate amount on schedule, as your medication may only partially work if you miss it. There must be a certain amount of Enoxaparin in your body all the time.
However, if you miss a dose, schedule it as soon as you remember. Skip it if it's almost time for your next dose.
The possibility of an overdose of Enoxaparin is unlikely as you usually get the injection at a hospital. However, if such a circumstance occurs, it could lead to bleeding in the nose or gums and the appearance of blood in vomit, urine, or stool.
Strengths and Substitutes of Enclex 40 mg Injection
Enclex is also available in a higher dose, as Enclex 60 mg.
There are other alternatives of Enclex, also containing Enoxaparin, such as:
Side effects of Enclex 40 Injection
Some side effects are typical and will disappear when your body adjusts to the medication. Talk to your doctor if the symptoms persist.
Common side effects of Enclex are:
- Low blood platelets
- Increased liver enzymes
Enoxaparin reacts to certain medicines, medical illnesses, and foods like any other medication.
Taking medications similar to Enoxaparin with it can double the risk of side effects. Some of these medications are:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Herbal supplements
- Platelet inhibitors
Taking these medications with Enoxaparin puts you at a higher risk for bleeding.
While treating blood clots with Enoxaparin, ensure you do not have any of the following medical conditions, as it could lead to potential side effects.:
- Active bleeding
- Peptic ulcer disease
- Liver disease
- Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
- Renal dysfunction
- Kidney disease
Most medications typically have an unfavorable reaction to certain foods. Your doctor could instruct you to avoid particular foods if this is detrimental in some circumstances.
However, there are no particular items that you need to exclude from your diet when taking Enoxaparin. It is best to avoid alcohol and tobacco when taking any medication.
Before starting an anticoagulant treatment with Enoxaparin, you should discuss the following with your doctor:
- If you are allergic to pork, Enoxaparin, Heparin, or any other medicines
- If you have a heart infection, kidney disease, bleeding disorder, stroke, low platelet count, ulcers, or an artificial heart valve
- If you are getting surgery, including dental surgery
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to get pregnant
- If you are taking any other medications (prescription or nonprescription), and if they are safe to take with Enoxaparin
Store the medicine at room temperature in a closed space away from heat, light, or moisture. Keep out of children's reach.
Do not store expired or unnecessary medications. Consult a healthcare professional to dispose of any medicine you are not using.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
How do you take an Enclex 40 shot?
The doctor or nurse will give you an Enclex shot under the skin. Do not inject it into a muscle.
The dose and duration of anticoagulant treatment with the Enclex 40 injection depend on your disease and response to the medicine. Your age and weight are also contributing factors.
What is Enoxaparin 40 mg used for?
Enclex 40 Injection has anticoagulant properties and helps treat and restrict the production of harmful blood clots.
It also prevents existing clots from getting larger and stops new clots from forming. It also helps in conditions such as Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).