Lonopin 60mg Injection is an anticoagulant used to prevent and treat harmful blood clots. It stops the existing clots from getting any bigger and restricts the formation of any new clot. It is also helpful in the prevention of blood clots in veins, a condition called deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism.
Lonopin 60mg Injection is injected under the skin by a doctor or nurse. It should not be injected into a muscle. The dose and length of treatment are based on your medical condition, your response to the medicine, and what you are being treated for. It may also be based on your age and weight. It is important to keep using this medicine even if you do not notice any symptoms because it is preventing future harm. If you stop taking it, you could get a blood clot. While taking this medicine you should avoid doing things that increase your risk of bleeding or injury.
The most common side effect of this medicine include injection site pain, bleeding, headache, increased blood platelets, breathing problems, edema, anemia, fever, diarrhea, and increased liver enzymes. A severe headache could be a sign of bleeding in the brain. A severe stomach ache could be a sign of bleeding in the stomach. Bleeding can be dangerous and may not be obvious. Look out for symptoms and tell your doctor if you are worried.
Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or have had a recent stroke. You should not take it if you have any current bleeding. Some medicines should not be used with Lonopin 60mg Injection. Tell your doctor what else you are taking to make sure it is safe. If you have low body weight, you may be at increased risk of bleeding, and drinking alcohol can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.
BENEFITS OF LONOPIN INJECTION
In Treatment and prevention of Blood clots
Lonopin 60mg Injection prevents new blood clots from forming and prevents the existing ones from getting bigger. It works by blocking a substance in the body which is involved in blood clotting. Thus it helps your blood flow smoothly throughout the body. This can help reduce damage caused by clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), heart (heart attack), or other blood vessels (thrombosis). It can also be used to prevent clots from forming after surgery, for example, to replace a knee or hip joint. Although it does not “dissolve” blood clots, it can prevent them from getting bigger so your body can dissolve them over time. It can also make it less likely that parts of a clot will break off and travel to other parts of the body.
HOW TO USE LONOPIN INJECTION
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
HOW LONOPIN INJECTION WORKS
Lonopin 60mg Injection is an anticoagulant. It works by inactivating certain blood-clotting proteins. This prevents the formation of blood clots and prevents blockages in the blood vessels of the body.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lonopin 60mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lonopin 60mg Injection is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lonopin 60mg Injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Lonopin 60mg Injection is released in small amounts in the breast milk and amounts reaching the baby are also small, which would not be expected to cause any harmful effects to the baby.
Lonopin 60mg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Lonopin 60mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lonopin 60mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Lonopin 60mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, cautious use is advised in patients with underlying liver disease.
Interaction with drugs
- DEXTRAN INJECTION
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LONOPIN INJECTION?
If you miss a dose of Lonopin 60mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Lonopin
- Low blood platelets
- Increased liver enzymes
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Injection site pain
- Breathing problems
- Edema (swelling)
Q. How do you administer Lonopin 60mg Injection?
Lonopin 60mg Injection is a medicine which is injected beneath the skin. Fix the dose of the medicine and pinch the skin of your stomach between your finger and thumb to make a fold. After having cleaned the area, hold the syringe like a pencil and insert the full length of the needle into the skin fold. Inject the medicine and discard the syringe as instructed by your prescribing physician. Follow the instructions given by the healthcare provider strictly. Contact your doctor in case of any doubt or any reactions associated with the medicine.
Q. What are the conditions where I should be cautious before taking Lonopin 60mg Injection?
You must give a proper history to your doctor before you start taking Lonopin 60mg Injection. Inform your doctor if you have a heart valve fitted or have gastric ulcer, high blood pressure, diabetes, or kidney problems. You should also let your doctor know if you ever had a reaction to heparin or had a recent stroke, brain or spinal surgery. The chances of side effects and complications increase in presence of these conditions. Consult with your doctor and follow the instructions strictly.
Q. How to store Lonopin 60mg Injection injections?
Store Lonopin 60mg Injection injections at 25°C and do not freeze them. The multiple-dose vials should not be stored for more than 28 days after the first use. Discard the injection if you notice any particulate matter or abnormal color in the solution or any damage in the syringe. Read the medicine package leaflet before using this medication and ask the pharmacist in case of any doubt.
Q. Can Lonopin 60mg Injection be used in heart attack?
Yes, Lonopin 60mg Injection is used in the treatment of chest pain and heart attack once the standard treatment has been provided to the patient. It is given along with another blood thinner like aspirin. Being a blood-thinning agent, it prevents the blood from clotting and prevents any further episodes and complications.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.