Recommend Using Actual Weight to Dose Enoxaparin in Obese Patients
We're getting questions about how to dose low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for venous thromboembolism in obesity or renal impairment.
Dosing a LMWH, such as enoxaparin (Lovenox, etc), can be tricky in these cases. Usual doses may not be enough for obese patients...or they may accumulate and be too high in patients with renal impairment.
Obesity. Encourage techs to ask for weight when they see LMWH Rxs.