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How Lovenox Copay Assistance Works
1 – Check Your Coverage/Benefits Verification
Our team of expert billers finds the best avenues of coverage that minimize out-of-pocket costs.
2 – Transfer Prescription to AmeriPharma
We process your prescription by working with your previous pharmacy or prescriber, making the transition quick and easy.
3 – Prior Authorization
Our team of specialists obtains approval from your insurance companies within 24 to 72 hours.
4 – Copay Assistance & Financial Aid
We secure financial aid and decrease copays, out-of-pocket expenses, and high deductibles. To date, AmeriPharma Specialty Care has secured $55 million in financial assistance for our patients.
5 – Nursing Care Coordination
AmeriPharma puts your schedule and home environment first when scheduling and coordinating one of our specialized nurses for your in-home infusions.
6 – Delivery Coordination
Medications are always delivered in strict compliance with the specific requirements for immune globulin shipping. Next-day and overnight cold-chain deliveries are coordinated around your schedule.
What Is Lovenox?
Lovenox, also known by its generic name of enoxaparin, is an injectable medication intended to prevent the formation of blood clots. When blood pools or collects in one space, the red blood cells start sticking together. This is known as clotting and it prevents excessive bleeding and blood loss. However, sometimes blood clots can be harmful. When clots form inside blood vessels, they can block the flow of blood to vital organs, such as the brain or lungs.
Lovenox and similar drugs are sometimes referred to as blood thinners, but that is not an accurate description of what they do. They do not make the blood thinner; they just prevent the blood cells from sticking together to form clots. A more accurate name for these types of drugs is anticoagulants.
What Is Lovenox Used For?
Deep veins are found in the arms and legs. They are called deep veins because they are located deep inside the body far away from the surface of the skin. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a clot forms in one of these vessels. DVT clots can form in either the arms or the legs but are more common in the latter. DVT has many possible causes, but one of the biggest risk factors is immobility of the lower extremities after a surgical procedure. Lovenox may be prescribed following surgery to prevent the formation of blood clots.
Sometimes, pieces of a blood clot break off and start traveling within the bloodstream. They can travel to the lungs where they can get stuck and block the flow of blood. This is called a pulmonary embolism (PE) and it is a life-threatening emergency. Preventing DVT clots reduces the risk of pulmonary embolism, but Lovenox may also be used in combination with warfarin to treat a pulmonary embolism.
Lovenox is also used to treat certain acute heart attacks or abnormalities of the heart’s electrical system.
Copay and Financial Assistance
AmeriPharma Specialty Care alleviates financial burdens for patients and their families
Advanced software locates funding sources to match you with top-dollar foundation programs
One of our copay assistance specialists will assist with the application process
Automatic updates will be sent to you and your physician on the status of the funding
Lovenox Side Effects
- Pain at the injection site
- Lower back pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Dark urine
- Dark, tarry stools
- Prolonged bleeding
- Difficulty breathing
- Hemoptysis (coughing up blood)
- Bleeding gums
- Chest tightness or discomfort
- Vomiting blood
Lovenox Directions for Use
Lovenox is given as a subcutaneous injection. In other words, it is injected under the skin rather than directly into a vein or a muscle.
You are most likely to receive Lovenox in the hospital, usually as a preventive treatment against blood clots after surgery. While you are still hospitalized, a doctor or nurse will inject the medication for you. However, your doctor may want you to continue taking Lovenox after your hospital discharge while you are recovering at home. If this is the case, your doctor will show you how to perform the injections yourself. You’ll typically receive prefilled syringes containing the prescribed amount.
To avoid damaging your skin, you should inject Lovenox at a different site every time. Sit or lie down to perform the injection. Clean the area of the injection site. Grasp the skin between your forefinger and thumb. Inject the drug by pushing down on the plunger of the syringe after inserting the entire needle into the skin. Do not let go until you have finished giving the injection, and avoid rubbing the site after extracting the needle.
The dosage of Lovenox that your doctor prescribes depends on factors such as age, weight, and diagnosis. Do not take any more or less than what your doctor prescribes or inject more often than you are supposed to. Before injecting Lovenox, inspect the solution first to make sure that it contains no particles and that the fluid is pale yellow or clear.