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Iam pregnant 18 wks history of dvt on lovenox injections

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Iam pregnant 18 wks history of dvt on lovenox injections forgot to pick up prescription turns out have sam's dose but experied 10/2014...is it better to take experied or skip?
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Hello from JustAnswer.

It would typically not be a good idea to use an injectable drug that expired more than a year ago. A medicine that is this old may have lost potency and also may no longer be sterile.

How long will it be until you can fill the prescription for Lovenox?

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This afternoon around 1
Doctor: Dr. D. Love, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Very good.

Since you can get medicine at 1 this afternoon, it would be appropriate to skip the dose until you can get medicine that is in date at that time. But you should go ahead and take a dose as soon as it is acquired, regardless of the time at which it is usually taken.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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