I have been taking care of a pt that had a retroperitoneal bleed secondary to Lovenox injection. This is the first time I have heard of this and was wondering how frequently you see this in your practice???
I'm betting this retro-bleed would've happened regardless of what type of anticoagulation he/she was being given. The Lovenox surely made it worse, but it's not some side-effect unique to the drug.
(hey KC, that 1mg/kg bid is a big dose for prophylaxis. We usually give 40mg sq qd for prevention(maybe more if patient weighs alot). The 1mg/kg/bid is more for chest pain/dvt)
Last edit by Dinith88 on Jan 17, '04