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Womenox 40mg Injection
Salt Composition : Enoxaparin
Manufacturer : INTAS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Origin of Medicine : India
1 Prefilled Syringe(s) Of 0.4ml
Introduction to Womenox 40mg Injection
Womenox 40mg Injection is an anticoagulant drug in the low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) category, containing the active ingredient Enoxaparin. It is used to treat severe blood clots. This drug also prevents the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis in abdominal surgery, hip replacement surgery, knee replacement surgery, and in people with severe movement restrictions. This injection prevents further heart complications in patients with unstable angina and non-Q wave myocardial infarction.
This injection is contraindicated for patients with active bleeding, hypersensitivity, and a history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Before taking the Womenox 40mg Injection, tell your physician if you are allergic to Enoxaparin sodium, heparin, benzyl alcohol, or pork products. Your healthcare provider will regularly monitor you for signs of bleeding. Inform your healthcare practitioner if you are diagnosed with kidney problems. Tell your physician if you suspect pregnancy, breastfeeding, or planning to have a baby. It is probably unsafe during pregnancy as it may increase the chance of thrombosis in pregnant women and harm them and their fetuses. Consult your doctor for more advice.
Uses of Womenox 40mg Injection
- Treat and prevent blood clot
Therapeutic Effects of Womenox 40mg Injection
Womenox 40mg Injection binds to the antithrombin to form a complex. Antithrombin is a protein that blocks the formation of abnormal blood clots. This drug mainly prevents the activation of factor Xa, eventually preventing clot formation.
Interaction of Womenox 40mg Injection with other drugs
Inform your physician about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, and nutritional or vitamin supplements you have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Womenox 40mg Injection and cause undesirable side effects.
More Information about Womenox 40mg Injection
- Store Womenox 40mg Injection below (30°C).
- Do not freeze.
How to consume Womenox 40mg Injection
Womenox 40mg Injection will be administered to you by a healthcare professional in a hospital setting. It is usually administered as an intravenous injection into a vein. Your doctor will decide the dose, route of administration, and frequency based on your disease condition and other factors.
Safety Advices for Womenox 40mg Injection
Report to your doctor if you are pregnant, suspecting, or planning for the pregnancy before starting the treatment with Womenox 40mg Injection.
If you are breastfeeding, it is highly advised to consult your doctor before administering Womenox 40mg Injection.
It is unknown whether Womenox 40mg Injection is safe for patients with lung problems. Consult your doctor if you have lung disease before starting the treatment.
Inform your doctor if you have liver disease because Womenox 40mg Injection should be used cautiously with a liver condition.
It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking an Womenox 40mg Injection is safe. Please speak with your physician.
It is safe to travel, drive vehicles, or operate heavy machinery after administering Womenox 40mg Injection. The medicine does not impair any alertness and coordination.
Side Effects of Womenox 40mg Injection
Side Effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Although all medicines cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Severe allergic reactions (swelling of lips, tongue, or throat, difficulty breathing, or swallowing)
- Too much bleeding (weakness, being pale, dizziness with headache, or unexplained swelling)
- Blockage of blood vessels (pain, redness, or swelling in the legs, or coughing up blood)
- Rash of dark red spots under the skin
- Bruising more easily
- Low blood cell counts
- Itchy red skin
- Pain at the injection site
- Pink patches on the skin
Word of Advice
Womenox 40mg Injection can cause bleeding and many undesirable side effects; hence it is advised to get adequate rest during the treatment. Eat a well-balanced diet. You should avoid driving or handling machines if you experience dizziness or any visual disturbances. Apply a cool compress at the injection site to reduce pain and irritation.
Q 1. Who should not take Womenox 40mg Injection?
Womenox 40mg Injection is not recommended for people suffering from active major bleeding or a history of hypersensitivity to this drug, heparin, Benzyl alcohol, or pork products. This drug is also not advised for people with a history of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia in the past hundred days.
Q 2. What should you not take with Womenox 40mg Injection?
Suppose you are taking heparin or low molecular weight. Heparin while on this treatment is not recommended. Tell your healthcare provider about taking other medications or herbal supplements.
Q 3. Are there any most common side effects of Womenox 40mg Injection?
The most common adverse reactions of Womenox 40mg Injection are bleeding, anemia, thrombocytopenia, diarrhea, nausea, fever, edema, breathlessness, confusion, and pain at the injection site.
Q 4. Is it safe for women of reproductive potential to use Womenox 40mg Injection?
Womenox 40mg Injection is probably unsafe for pregnant women and their fetuses. While it is unknown if the treatment interferes with breastfeeding, it is advisable to inform your doctor before starting the treatment if you suspect pregnancy, breastfeeding, or planning to have a baby.
Q 5. How to store Womenox 40mg Injection?
Store Womenox 40mg Injection below 30˚C at a controlled room temperature. Please keep it in the original carton until it is ready to use. Do not freeze or store the injection for more than 28 days after its use.
Fact Box of Womenox 40mg Injection
Molecule Name: Enoxaparin
Therapeutic class: Anticoagulant
Pharmacological class: Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)
Indications: Treat and prevent blood clot
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- KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Drugs Affecting Coagulation, Bleeding and Thrombosis, 8th Edition, 2019, 659-681.
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