About Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml
Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml belongs to a class of medications known as blood thinners or anticoagulants. It helps to prevent and treat harmful blood clots. It is available in the form of injection and is injected beneath the skin by a doctor or nurse. It is not injected into the muscle. Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml stops the already formed clots from growing larger in size and restricts the formation of any new clots. Blood clots may be formed in veins, a condition is known as (deep vein thrombosis or DVT), in the arteries of the lungs (Pulmonary embolism). If you are being treated with this Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml, avoid doing things that increase the risk of bleeding or injury. Bleeding can be dangerous, so look out for the symptoms actively and speak to your doctor.
The most common side effects of this Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml include prolonged bleeding, pain, or discomfort at the injection site, dark urine, confusion, changes in vision. A severe headache or stomach ache could be a sign of bleeding. Report to your doctor immediately in this case.
Before using this Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml tell your doctor, if you have any pre-existing medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, or recent onset of stroke. This is to ensure the safety of the Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml. Do not take this if you have any current bleeding. Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should consult a doctor before using this Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml. Drinking alcoholic beverages while taking this Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml can increase the risk of bleeding. So, avoid alcoholic consumption.
Uses of Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml
Treatment and prevention of blood clots
Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml treats and prevents the formation of new blood clots. Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml injection prevents forming new blood clots and prevents the existing ones from growing larger in size. Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml works by blocking a protein in the body which is involved in blood clotting. Thus it drives a smooth flow of blood throughout the body. This also reduces the injury caused by clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), heart (heart attack), or other blood vessels (thrombosis). It can also be used to prevent the formation of clots in people who have undergone surgery, for example, to replace a knee or hip joint. It stops the growth of clots into bigger sizes but does not help to dissolve blood clots. It restricts the breaking of clots and blocks them to travel to other parts of the body.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml
Like other medicines, Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml to have some side effects. However, these side effects are temporary and resolve after some time. Most of the side effects like nausea, diarrhea, headache, increased blood platelets, and increased liver enzymes and also you may feel light-headed, and your hands and feet appear cold it does not need any medical attention. Call your doctor if you notice blood in vomit, in urine, or in stools. Also, inform your doctor if you find purple or red spots on your skin.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Use Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml cautiously in conditions with increased risk of bleeding. Monitoring of blood coagulation tests like platelet count and haematocrit should be done in all patients receiving Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml. Patients should inform the doctor if they are on active treatment with this Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml before any surgery is scheduled.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml may have interaction with pain killers (aspirin, ibuprofen), a medication used to treat myocardial infarction (alteplase), and anticoagulant medications or blood thinners (heparin, warfarin, rivaroxaban).
Drug-Food Interaction: Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml may interact with alcohol. Avoid the use of herbal supplements such as ginkgo biloba, fish oil, garlic, ginseng, and ginger as they may reduce the effectiveness of Clexane 60 Injection 0.6 ml.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Use with caution in patients with bleeding problems, liver disease, hypertensive retinopathy, diabetic retinopathy, bacterial endocarditis (an infection caused by bacteria that enter the bloodstream and settle in the heart lining, a heart valve, or a blood vessel), hypertension, renal dysfunction, thrombocytopenia (abnormally low levels of platelets), prematurity/underweight in infancy and hypertension.