Enoxaparin is a medication used to prevent blood clots in the veins, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to serious complications such as pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lungs). It belongs to a class of drugs called low molecular weight heparins. Enoxaparin works by inhibiting the formation of blood clots and preventing existing clots from growing larger. It is commonly prescribed to patients who are at risk of developing blood clots, such as those undergoing surgery, hospitalized patients, or individuals with certain medical conditions like cancer or immobilization. Enoxaparin is typically administered by injection under the skin (subcutaneously) and may require self-administration or administration by a healthcare provider. Common side effects of enoxaparin may include bruising or bleeding at the injection site, nausea, and low platelet count. If you experience severe or persistent side effects, contact your doctor promptly. It’s important to use enoxaparin as directed by a healthcare provider and to follow up regularly for monitoring and adjustment of treatment as needed.