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Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-coagulant
therapy

Medical Description

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml is a blood anticoagulant that is prescribed to prevent and treat blood clots in patients.

Uses of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml uses include treatment for blood clots and as a precautionary medicine for patients who have undergone surgeries like hip or knee replacement and abdominal surgeries. It is also prescribed for patients who are suffering from chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart.
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Contraindications of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

  • Allergy towards Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml injections, heparin, and pork products
  • Blood disorders like hemophilia or bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract
  • Any major loss of blood
  • High blood pressure
  • A decrease in platelet count in the last 100 days

Side effects of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml side effects include bleeding in gums, increased menstrual flow, fever, irritability, slight dizziness, hair loss, fast heartbeat, diarrhoea, and bleeding at the spot where injection is administered.
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Precautions and Warnings of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml during pregnancy?
A:
It is not known to harm pregnant women. However, it is best to consult your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml while breastfeeding?
A:
Although it is safe to take when breastfeeding, it is best to consult your doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml?
A:
Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml has no effect on one's ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol after having taken Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml?
A:
There is no known interaction with alcohol. However, it is better to consult your doctor.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Unless prescribed by a doctor, Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml should not be taken by patients who are suffering from any liver or kidney diseases. It should also be avoided by patients who have recently undergone surgery or have high blood pressure.
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Mode of Action of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

How Does It Work?

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml is composed of enoxaparin sodium which works as a blood thinner and ensures that there is no clot formation which could lead to an interrupted blood flow.

Directions for Use of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml injections are usually administered under the skin of the patient's stomach by a medical practitioner.

Interactions of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Interactions with other medicines

  • Escitalopram
  • Warfarin
  • Aspirin
  • Roxifiban
  • Tirofiban
  • Eptifibatide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Ticlopidine
  • Ibuprofen
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • ACE Inhibitors

Interactions with food items

  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Ginkgo
  • Other natural blood thinners

Other general Interactions

Unless prescribed by a doctor, Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml is not suitable for patients suffering from any blood disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease. It should also be avoided by diabetic patients and patients who have either recently suffered a stroke or have high blood pressure.
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Storage and disposal of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml should be kept in a cool and dry place and away from direct sunlight. Vials should be refrigerated, but not frozen.

Dosage of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml

Overdose

Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml dosage should be prescribed by a doctor. Overdose of this medicine could lead to severe bleeding from gums, nose, and anus. It could even lead to internal bleeding. So, if an overdose is suspected, please visit a doctor immediately.
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Missed a Dose

Unless, it is time for your next dosage, you can take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Do not take an extra dose of medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Why is Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml not prescribed for patients with liver diseases?

A: Patients suffering from any liver disease could have a more severe side effect from this drug and face a higher risk for bleeding.

Q: How long does it take for Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml to start showing its effect?

A: The drug usually begins showing its effect within 1-2 hours and it stays in the body for about 12 hours.

Q: Can the dosage of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml be altered according to requirements?

A: Consult your doctor if you feel the need to alter the dosage in anyway.

Q: Is Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml habit forming or addictive in nature?

A: No, it is not found to be addictive in nature.

Q: What is the composition of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml?

A: The composition of Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml is mainly enoxaparin sodium.

Q: What are some common reasons why Clexane 20mg Injection Psf 0.2ml is prescribed?

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Angina
  • As a postsurgery precautionary step
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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