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Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

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Therapeutic classification:

Anti-coagulant
therapy

Medical Description

Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml is a blood thinner that is prescribed to prevent blood clots.

Uses of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml uses include the treatment for 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.
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Contraindications of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Unless prescribed by a doctor, Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml is not suitable for patients who suffer from any blood disorder or have any bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.

Side effects of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

  • Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml side effects include: Bleeding in gums
  • Increased menstrual flow
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Slight dizziness
  • Some hair loss
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bleeding at the spot where the injection is administered

Precautions and Warnings of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml during pregnancy?
A:
As there is limited information, it can be taken by pregnant women only if it is prescribed by a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml while breastfeeding?
A:
Breastfeeding mothers could take Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml if prescribed by a doctor.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml?
A:
One of the known side effects of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml is dizziness. So, please avoid driving if you are feeling nauseous.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml?
A:
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult with your doctor for more details.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml should be avoided by patients who suffer from any liver or kidney disease. It should also be avoided by patients who have undergone some surgery or suffer from any blood-related disease.
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Mode of Action of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

How Does It Work?

Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml works as an anticoagulant and helps in preventing blood clots.

Directions for Use of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml is administered as subcutaneous injections by a medical practitioner.

Interactions of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Interactions with other medicines

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

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.

Other general Interactions

Unless prescribed by a doctor, Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml 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 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml should be kept in a cool and dry place and away from direct sunlight.

Dosage of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml

Overdose

Overdose of this medicine could lead to severe bleeding from gums, nose or anus. It could even lead to internal bleeding. So, if an overdose is suspected, please visit a doctor immediately.

Missed a Dose

Unless, it is time for your next dosage, the missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember it. Avoid taking an extra dose of medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does it take for Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml 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 Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml dosage be altered according to requirements?

A: No, Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml dosage should be exactly as prescribed by the doctor.

Q: What is the composition of Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml?

Q: Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml composition is mainly enoxaparin.

A: What are some common reasons why Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml is prescribed?

Q: Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml for deep vein thrombosis,Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml for angina,Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml for post-surgery precautionary step

A: Are there any substitutes for Clexane 40mg Injection Pfs 0.4ml?

Q: Yes, there are many substitutes in the market. However, please note that all these substitutes have the same drug composition and thus should be administered with the same set of precautions.

Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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