Lovenox is a short acting anticoagulant given via injection.  You may be sending a patient home on Lovnox injections for anticoagulant therapy as well as Coumadin (warfarin).  The Lovnox will cover the short term while the Coumadin takes several days of oral pills until the Coumadin reaches a therapeutic level when they usually stop Lovnox.

  If this were a female patient you would want to talk about birth control as Coumadin can cause uterine bleeding during pregnancy and birth defects.

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