Expect Pregnant Women to use Enoxaparin for At Least Three Months After a Clot

Pharmacy staff often get questions about which blood thinners are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women to prevent or treat clots.

Pregnant women have a ten-fold higher risk of developing a clot than nonpregnant women due to pregnancy-related changes in clotting.

This is just one more reason to update profiles with a woman's pregnancy or nursing status. These patients need to be carefully screened by the pharmacist to ensure an appropriate blood thinner is dispensed.

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