Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
By GLAND PHARMA LIMITED
0.4ml Injection in Pre Filled Syringe
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This medicine belongs to the classification of medicine known as anti-coagulants and is used as a blood-thinning agent. The generic name of the medicine is enoxaparin.
Uses of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
The uses of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml are in the treatment and prevention of harmful blood clots along with the reduction of the risk of recurring heart attacks. It is used in combination with other medicines for the prevention of complications arising due to heart attack and treatment of unstable chest pain (angina).
Contraindications of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
- Allergic to it or other anti-coagulants
- High blood pressure
- Major bleeding in recent times
- Low counts of platelets in the past 100 days
Side effects of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
- Bleeding (bleeding in gums or nosebleeds, black or tarry stool)
- Blood in cough and vomit
- Skin rashes
- Pain and redness at the injection site
- Numbness feeling (primarily at face, arms or legs)
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Stomach ache
- Easy occurrence of bruising
- Hair loss
Precautions and Warnings of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
Can the injection be administered during pregnancy?
This injection is probably safe to be administered during pregnancy or if you are planning to conceive. However, a proper consultation with doctor is vital to avoid any side effects before its administration during pregnancy.
Can the injection be administered during breastfeeding?
It is probably safe to administer this injection during breastfeeding as it is known to pass into the breastmilk in very small quantities. However, a proper discussion with doctor would be beneficial to avoid any ill effects before the administration of this injection.
Can I drive if I have taken the injection?
This injection does not inhibit your ability to drive; hence, it safe to drive when using this injection. However, if you experience any of the side effects associated with this injection after its administration, kindly do not drive or operate tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol after I have taken the injection?
You can consume alcoholic beverages during the administration period of this injection as both of them are not known to interact with each other.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to this injection or medicines of the same group
- You have high blood pressure
- You had suffered from a decrease in platelets in the last 100 days
- You had an incident involving major bleeding in recent times
- Kindly avoid starting, altering or stopping the administration of this injection unless directed by your doctor. Recommendation of this injection to anyone with similar symptoms as yours is strictly prohibited. A follow-up visit with your doctor is necessary once you complete your course for the assessment of your conditionread less
Mode of Action of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
How Does It Work?
The active ingredient in the composition of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml thins the blood by preventing the existing blood clots to increase in size and restraining the formation of new clots.
Directions for Use of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
The medicine is a solution for injection. Do not self-administer this medicine. The administration of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml is restricted to medical professionals only. This medicine is for external use only. Oral consumption of this medicine is hazardous to health.
Interactions of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
Interactions with other medicines
This medicine is known to interact with medicines such as warfarin, aspirin and ibuprofen. It is best to inform your doctor about all the prescription medicines you are taking before starting this injection.
Interactions with food items
This medicine is known to interact with food products that are natural blood thinners such as garlic, ginger and ginkgo. Consult your doctor for more details.
Other general Interactions
If you are suffering from high blood pressure, was involved in an incident that involved major bleeding and had less platelets in the past 100 days, it would be beneficial for you to inform your doctor before starting the injection.
Storage and disposal of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
This medicine needs to be stored in a closed container (provided by it) away from light, heat and the reach of children. You should refrain from the use of this medicine beyond the date of expiry. Medical waste management instructions provided by your pharmacist should be followed during the disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Cutenox 40mg Injection 0.4ml
This injection will be administered by medical professionals only; hence, the overdose of the medicine is highly unlikely. However, in case of an overdose, seek immediate medical attention as it may lead to excessive bleeding from external cavities (mouth, eyes, anus, etc.).
Missed a Dose
This injection needs to be administered by medical professionals/healthcare expert only; hence, the chances of missing a dose are slim to none. At the event of any missed dose, immediately consult your doctor for the next dose. Do not self-administer at any cost, instead consult your doctor for any type of dose adjustment
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider before being administered with this medicine?
A: It is advisable to inform your doctor about your complete medical/surgical history along with the information of any type of spinal or epidural surgical procedure that you may have undergone recently prior to the administration of this injection.
Q: Is this medicine available in other forms?
A: Yes, this medicine is also available in the form of oral tablets.
Q: Is the dosage of the solution for injection more powerful than a tablet?
A: The information about the difference in the dosage levels between injection and tablet is unknown due to the limited availability of resources. The effect of an injection is faster than the oral tablet due to intravenous administration as the medicine flows through the blood swiftly. Kindly consult your doctor for more information on the doses of tablet and injection.
Q: Is the risk of side effects higher in the use of injection than a tablet?
A: It is not known whether the risks of having side effects are higher in the use of injection due to the unavailability of medical resources. Kindly consult your doctor for the information about its side effects.
Q: What is the procedure to administer this medicine?
A: It should never be self-administered; it is to be administered by medical professionals only. The healthcare expert or the doctor will administer it as per the dosage decided/prescribed according to your condition.
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- National Center for Biotechnology Information. Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Enoxaparin.
- electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). Package leaflet: information for the patient. Inhixa 2,000 Iu (20 Mg)/0.2 Ml solution for injection. Inhixa 4,000 Iu (40 mg)/0.4 ml solution for injection. Inhixa 6,000 Iu (60 mg)/0.6 ml solution for injection. Inhixa 8,000 Iu (80 mg)/0.8 ml solution for injection. Inhixa 10,000 iu (100 mg)/1 ml solution for injection. Enoxaparin sodium.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:35 PM (IST)
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