Brand names: Lovenox, Clexane, Lovenox HP, Clexane Forte
Enoxaparin is given as an injection under skin in different areas of your body, usually in the fatty layer on the abdomen (the "stomach" area). Using the belly button as a reference point, one can inject him/herself anywhere from one inch above and one inch below the belly button. Injection can also be given in the thigh or fatty layer of the upper arm but preferably the abdomen or thigh.
Recommended dose of Enoxaparin depends on the body weight, health condition, and other factors such as kidney function. For instance, if taking Enoxaparin to prevent blood clots after a heart attack, the dose is often 1 milligram for every 2.2 pounds of body weight every 12 hours for two to eight days.
In patients undergoing abdominal surgery who are at risk for thromboembolic complications, the recommended dose of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection is 40 mg once a day administered by SC injection with the initial dose given 2 hours prior to surgery. The usual duration of administration is 7 to 10 days, up to 3 weeks after hip replacement surgery.
Enoxaparin is more cost-effective than another anticoagulant Apixaban, claimed to be the most cost-effective novel oral anticoagulant. Both drugs are more cost effective than warfarin that has been the holy grail of thromboembolic research for decades.