Enoxaparin: What is it? What is it for? Side Effects and Contraindications

with anticoagulant action. It is a low molecular weight heparin used to treat and prevent the formation of blood clots (thrombi).

Editorial board Enoxaparin sodium - Chemical Structure

Compared to unfractionated heparin, enoxaparin has a smaller size and molecular weight. Generally, this active ingredient has an average molecular weight of about 4,500 Dalton.

To be able to carry out its action, enoxaparin must be administered parenterally and, more precisely, by subcutaneous injection; however, in some cases, it can also be administered intravenously. The enoxaparin-based medicines are formulated in the form of ready-to-use injectable solution, contained in pre-filled syringes. In order to be dispensed, these medicines require a specific repeatable medical prescription; however, since they are classified as class A drugs, their cost can be reimbursed by the Health System National (SSN).

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