Lovenox and Alcohol Interaction

Lovenox and Alcohol

Lovenox generic name enoxaparin is an anticoagulant blood thinner that is used to prevent the formation of blood clots. It is used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clots which can lead to blood clots in the lungs or known as pulmonary embolism. This may happen after certain types of surgery or in those who are confined to bed for long periods.

The drug is also used to prevent complications of the blood vessels in those who suffer from angina or heart attack.

It is suggested that you discuss it with your physician but only moderate consumption of alcohol should be considered.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription or over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Lovenox advise your physician if you are allergic to this or any other drug or substance, pork products, are pregnant, plan to be so, are breastfeeding, have uncontrolled bleeding, a low level of platelets in your blood after testing positive for a certain antibody while using this drug, hemorrhagic stroke, infection of the lining of your heart, stomach or intestinal bleeding, recent brain, spine or eye surgery, genetic spinal defect, history of spinal surgery, repeated spinal taps, medication to treat blood clots, kidney or liver disease, high blood pressure, diabetic eye problems or stomach ulcer.

Side Effects

Less serious side effects are nausea, diarrhea, fever, swelling in the hands or feet, mild pain, irritation, redness or swelling at injection site. If these occur call your physician for advice.

Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, itching, burning skin, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, unusual bleeding at any orifice, easy bruising, red pinpoint spots under your skin, pale skin, lightheaded, short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating, black or bloody stools, coughing blood, granular vomit, numbness or tingling in legs and feet, loss of movement, sudden weakness, severe headache, confusion, speech vision or balance problems or trouble breathing. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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