Who should not take LOVENOX?
The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:
- brain operation
- operation on the spine
- eye surgery
- diabetic retinopathy, a type of damage to the eye from diabetes
- increased risk of bleeding due to clotting disorder
- an increased risk of bleeding
- a decrease in platelet clotting
- decreased platelets due to the medication heparin
- decreased blood platelets
- artificial heart valve present
- significant uncontrolled high blood pressure
- bacterial infection of heart valve
- a hemorrhage in the brain
- abnormal bleeding in the brain resulting in damage to brain tissue, called a hemorrhagic stroke
- stomach or intestinal ulcer
- bleeding of the stomach or intestines
- procedure to place indwelling epidural catheter
- chronic kidney disease stage 4 (severe)
- chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)
- neuraxial anesthesia, local anesthesia injected in the epidural space or subarachnoid space
- deep peripheral nerve block
- deep plexus block
- cerebral amyloid angiopathy
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