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Clexane Injection 40mg 2PFSx0.4ml
Clexane Injection 40mg 2PFSx0.4ml is one of a group of medicines called low molecular weight heparins. These medicines are used to prevent and treat unwanted blood clots.Clexane is a blood-thinning drug which is made from animal components and it can also be used to prevent a DVT if your risk of developing one is high.
Clexane is usually given by an injection under the skin or into the tubing of the dialysis machine. The recommended site for injection is the stomach area. A different injection site should be used for each injection.
Uses Of Clexane Injection 40mg 2PFSx0.4ml
- This medication is used in patients for venous thromboembolic (blot clot in vein) presenting with deep vein thrombosis (blood clot forms in a vein located deep)
- pulmonary embolism
- blood clots
- treatment of unstable angina (chest pain)
- non-Q wave MI (refers to a myocardial infarction that does not result in a Q wave on the 12-lead ECG once the infarction is completed)
- prevention of thrombus (a blood clot that forms in a vessel and remains there) formation in the extracorporeal circulation (a procedure in which blood is taken from a patient’s circulation to have a process applied to it before it is returned to circulation) during hemodialysis (kidney dialysis), and the risk of heart attacks and before surgery as a preventive treatment for venous thromboembolism (blot clot in a vein).
The side effects of this medication include headache, thrombocytosis (raised platelets level), thrombocytopenia (low platelets level), hemorrhage (abnormal flow of blood), and skin reaction on the injection site
When Not To Use
This medication is contraindicated in patients with major bleeding disorders, thrombocytopenia (low platelet levels), peptic ulcer (open wound in the stomach), acute bacterial endocarditis (inflammation in heart lining), kidney impairment, and increased risk of hemorrhage (abnormal flow of blood).