Lovenox Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
Notify your doctor or health care professional and seek emergency treatment if you develop breathing problems; changes in vision; chest pain; severe, sudden headache; pain, swelling, warmth in the leg; trouble speaking; sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg. These can be signs that your condition has gotten worse.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.
Do not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor. Be sure to refill your prescription before you run out of medicine.
Avoid sports and activities that might cause injury while you are using this medicine. Severe falls or injuries can cause unseen bleeding. Be careful when using sharp tools or knives. Consider using an electric razor. Take special care brushing or flossing your teeth. Report any injuries, bruising, or red spots on the skin to your doctor or health care professional.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
coughing up blood
difficulty with breathing or swallowing
increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding
prolonged bleeding from cuts
red or black, tarry stools
red or dark brown urine
shortness of breath
collection of blood under the skin
lower back pain
pain or burning while urinating
swelling of the hands or feet
tightness in the chest
uncontrolled bleeding at the site of injection
vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
burning, pricking, tickling, or tingling sensation
decreased urine output
dilated neck veins
dizziness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
fast or irregular heartbeat
general feeling of discomfort or illness
problems with bowel or bladder function
skin rash or hives
swelling of the face, fingers, feet, genitals, mouth, or tongue
thickening of the bronchial secretions
Incidence not known
Abdominal or stomach pain
deep, dark purple bruise
hives or welts
large, flat, blue, or purplish patches in the skin
nausea or vomiting
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
redness of the skin
unusual tiredness or weakness
weakness or heaviness of the legs
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.