Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
0.4ml Injection in Pre Filled Syringe
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Clexane 40 mg injection is a blood thinner medicine containing Enoxaparin as its active ingredient. It is used to prevent blood clots and for patients suffering from angina. It is also used as a precautionary medicine for patients who have undergone surgeries. It works by preventing blood clot formation and also prevents blockages in the blood vessels of the body. This medicine will be given in the hospital by your doctor or nurse as an injection. Do not self-inject this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding and about all the medicines and supplements you take and all the conditions or diseases you suffer from before starting this medicine.
Uses of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
Clexane 40 mg injection is used to prevent blood clots and as a precautionary medicine for patients who have undergone surgeries. It is also useful for patients who are suffering from angina, that is, chest pain due to reduced blood flow to the heart.
Contraindications of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
- If you are allergic to Enoxaparin or any other ingredients of Clexane 40 mg injection.
- If you are suffering from any blood disorder or have any bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
Side effects of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
- Injection site bleeding
- Bleeding in gums
- Increased menstrual flow
- Some hair loss
- Fast heartbeat
Precautions and Warnings of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
Can I take Clexane 40 mg injection during pregnancy?
As there is limited information, Clexane 40 mg injection can be taken by pregnant women only if it is prescribed by a doctor.
Can I take Clexane 40 mg injection while breastfeeding?
Clexane 40 mg injection should be used while breastfeeding only if prescribed by a doctor.
Can I drive if I have taken Clexane 40 mg injection?
One of the known side effects of Clexane 40 mg injection is dizziness. Thus, you should avoid driving if you are feeling nauseous.
Can I consume alcohol with Clexane 40 mg injection?
The interaction of Clexane 40 mg injection with alcohol is unknown. Please consult with your doctor for more details.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You have diabetes. You have undergone some surgery. You have any problems with your liver or kidney. You are suffering from any blood-related disease. You recently suffered a stroke or have high blood pressure.
Mode of Action of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
How Does It Work?
Enoxaparin in Clexane 40 mg injection works as an anticoagulant and helps in preventing blood clots.
Directions for Use of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
- Clexane 40 mg injection will be given to you in the hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject this medicine.
- Follow any instructions suggested by the doctor or nurse during the procedure or for aftercare.
Interactions of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
Interactions with other medicines
- Clexane 40 mg injection may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned surgery or vaccination scheduled.read less
- Medicines like Escitalopram, Warfarin, Aspirin, Roxifiban, Tirofiban, Eptifibatide, Clopidogrel, Ticlopidine, Ibuprofen should be used with caution.
Interactions with food items
There is no known interaction with food. However, please inform your doctor if you encounter any food interaction with natural blood thinners like ginger, garlic and ginkgo.
Storage and disposal of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
- Store this injection under the conditions mentioned on the pack.
- Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml
- Clexane 40 mg injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely to get an overdose on this medicine.
- However, if you experience severe bleeding from the gums, nose or anus right after taking this injection, please inform your doctor immediately.
- A significant overdose of this medicine could even lead to internal bleeding.
Missed a Dose
You will be monitored by your doctor or nurse about when Clexane 40 mg injection should be given to you. It is unlikely that the dose will be missed. However, if you think your doctor or nurse might have missed a dose, inform them.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does it take for Clexane 40 mg injection to start showing its effect?
A: Clexane usually begins showing its effect within 1-2 hours and it stays in the body for about 12 hours.
Q: Can Clexane 40 mg injection dosage be altered according to requirements?
A: No, Clexane 40 mg injection dosage should be exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
Q: What does Clexane 40 mg injection contain?
A: Clexane 40 mg injection composition is mainly enoxaparin.
Q: What are some common reasons why Clexane 40 mg injection is prescribed?
A: Clexane 40 mg injection is mainly prescribed for deep vein thrombosis, angina and post-surgery precautionary step.
Q: Are there any substitutes for Clexane 40 mg injection?
A: Yes, there are many substitutes in the market. However, please note that all these substitutes have the same medicine composition and thus should be administered with the same set of precautions.
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Last Updated on: 08 Feb 2021 | 07:28 PM (IST)
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