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Lovenox (Enoxaparin Sodium Injection)


Lovenox is a subcutaneous injection containing a medication called an anticoagulant or blood thinner. Anticoagulants are used to help prevent blood clots. You will likely be taking this medication during...


Step 1: Gather your supplies and wash your hands

1 minutes

  1. You will need: Prefilled Lovenox syringe and attached needle, alcohol pads and sharps disposal.
Step 2: Prep your needle

1 minutes

  1. The prefilled syringe requires very little prep. Take the cap off of the needle and be sure your medication is clear and contains no debris.
Step 3: Pick your injection site

1 minutes

  1. Choose a spot on your abdomen about 2 inches on either side of your belly button. Clean it with an alcohol pad and let air dry.
Step 4: Administer the injection

1 minutes

  1. Take a pinch of skin around your injection site and hold the syringe at a 90 degree angle. Steadily, push the needle all the way in and release your pinch of skin. Push the plunger down until all of the medication is gone. Then withdraw the needle.
  2. Dispose of your syringe in your sharps disposal. You did it!