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Is Lovanox effective in treatment of blood clots in leg after bariatric surgery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Apr-2014
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User:i had bariatric surgery. ten years before that i had a blood clot in my leg. the doctor told me after the surgery i will have to be on lovanox (enoxaparin 100mg/1.0ml inj san) twice a day to prevent any blood clots from forming. was this the correct dosage for my previous situation.
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User:i was 5"8 252 48 years old
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User:yes
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Doctor:So your weight in kilograms is 114
User:i am not sure of conversion
Doctor:According to your weight, the dose that is being given to you is correct
User:would this be the correct dosage after i had my surgery 3 years ago
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:After surgery the dose required is 30 - 40 mg and you are being 100 mg
Doctor:so it does protect you from blood clots at this dose
Doctor:Moreover the dose required after surgery is only for a few days
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