Enoxaparin is a low molecular weight heparin used for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis and ischemic complications of unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.

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Enoxaparin is a common low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) used in the prevention and management of various thromboembolic disorders. Initially approved by the FDA in 1993, it is administered by a subcutaneous or intravenous injection and marketed by several pharmaceutical companies.11 Enoxaparin markedly reduces the incidence of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients when compared to unfractionated heparin, without increasing the risk of serious bleeding.5,7

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Enoxaparin is indicated for the prevention of ischemic complications in unstable angina and in non Q-wave myocardial infarction; it is indicated in conjunction with percutaneous intervention and/or other treatment for the management of acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. 11

Enoxaparin is also indicated in the prophylaxis of DVT in abdominal surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, or medical patients with severely restricted mobility during acute illness. Additionally, enoxaparin is indicated for the inpatient treatment of DVT with or without pulmonary embolism and the treatment of outpatient DVT without pulmonary embolism.11

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This drug has an immediate onset of action.12 Enoxaparin increases Thrombin Time (TT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), preventing and reducing thromboembolic complications such as DVT, pulmonary embolism, and ischemic cardiac complications.1 Administered at 1.5 mg/kg subcutaneously in a pharmacodynamic study, enoxaparin led to a higher ratio of anti-Factor Xa to anti-Factor IIa activity (mean ±SD, 14.0±3.1) (based on areas under anti-Factor activity versus time curves) when compared to that of heparin (mean ±SD, 1.22±0.13). Increases in the TT and aPTT were 1.8 times those of the control group.11 Enoxaparin at 1 mg/kg subcutaneously every 12 hours led to aPTT values of 45 seconds or less in most patients. Average aPTT prolongation time on Day 1 was approximately 16% higher than on Day 4 of enoxaparin therapy.11

Caution is advised during treatment with enoxaparin - the risk of hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia is increased. In pregnant women with prosthetic mechanic heart valves, the risk of thromboembolism is increased.11

Mechanism of action

Enoxaparin binds to antithrombin III, a serine protease inhibitor, forming a complex that irreversibly inactivates factor Xa, which is frequently used to monitor anticoagulation in the clinical setting.8 Following factor Xa inactivation, enoxaparin is released and binds to other anti-thrombin molecules. Factor IIa (thrombin) is directly inhibited by enoxaparin, however with less potency than unfractionated heparin (UFH). 6 Due to the cascade of effects resulting from enoxaparin binding, thrombin is unable to convert fibrinogen to fibrin and form a clot, preventing thromboembolic events.

ACoagulation factor X

Mean absolute bioavailability of enoxaparin, after 1-2 mg/kg given subcutaneously is approximately 100% in healthy volunteers. The absorption of enoxaparin is proportional to the dose, demonstrating linear absorption. The average maximum plasma anti-Xa activity is reached 3 to 5 hours after a subcutaneous injection.9,13 A 30 mg IV bolus preceding an immediate 1 mg/kg SC every twice a day led to maximum anti-Factor Xa levels of 1.16 IU/mL. Steady-state is reached within 3-4 days9 of treatment with a Cmax of 1.2 IU/mL.13 The AUC under the thrombin generation curve was 305 +/- 48.8

Volume of distribution

The volume of distribution of enoxaparin is approximately 4-5L, similar to normal blood volume.11,13

Protein binding

Enoxaparin binds to antithrombin III.10,13 The percentage of plasma protein binding for enoxaparin is not readily available in the literature.


Enoxaparin is mainly metabolized by the liver via desulfation and/or depolymerization to lower and less potent molecular weight metabolites.11,13

Route of elimination

Enoxaparin is mainly excreted by the kidneys.4 Renal clearance of active fragments represents about 10% of the administered dose and total renal excretion of active and non-active fragments 40% of the dose.13


The half-life of enoxaparin is about 4 hours after a single dose administered subcutaneously and about 7 hours after several doses.13 One source mentions a half-life ranging from 1 hour to 4.5 hours.9


The mean clearance of enoxaparin is 0.74 L/h after a 1.5 mg/kg intravenous infusion over 6 hours13; clearance of enoxaparin is significantly decreased in patients with severe renal impairment.2

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The oral LD50 for enoxaparin in mice is >5000 mg/kg; the subcutaneous LD50 of enoxaparin in mice is >2500 mg/kg.14 Accidental overdose after the administration of enoxaparin may cause hemorrhage. Enoxaparin administered by injection is mainly neutralized by gradual intravenous injection of a 1% protamine sulfate solution. The dose of protamine sulfate should be equal to the dose of enoxaparin administered: 1 mg protamine sulfate for 1 mg enoxaparin, of enoxaparin was administered in the previous 8 hours. If a minimum of 12 hours has passed since the last enoxaparin dose, protamine may not be necessary; it is important to avoid an overdose with protamine, as fatal reactions may occur.11

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Drug Interactions
This information should not be interpreted without the help of a healthcare provider. If you believe you are experiencing an interaction, contact a healthcare provider immediately. The absence of an interaction does not necessarily mean no interactions exist.
AbciximabThe risk or severity of bleeding can be increased when Abciximab is combined with Enoxaparin.
AcebutololThe risk or severity of hyperkalemia can be increased when Acebutolol is combined with Enoxaparin.
AceclofenacThe risk or severity of bleeding and hemorrhage can be increased when Aceclofenac is combined with Enoxaparin.
AcemetacinThe risk or severity of bleeding and hemorrhage can be increased when Enoxaparin is combined with Acemetacin.
AcenocoumarolThe risk or severity of bleeding can be increased when Enoxaparin is combined with Acenocoumarol.
Acetylsalicylic acidAcetylsalicylic acid may increase the anticoagulant activities of Enoxaparin.
Albutrepenonacog alfaThe therapeutic efficacy of Albutrepenonacog alfa can be decreased when used in combination with Enoxaparin.
AlclofenacThe risk or severity of bleeding and hemorrhage can be increased when Alclofenac is combined with Enoxaparin.
AldesleukinThe risk or severity of bleeding can be increased when Enoxaparin is combined with Aldesleukin.
AlemtuzumabThe risk or severity of bleeding can be increased when Enoxaparin is combined with Alemtuzumab.
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Food Interactions
  • Avoid herbs and supplements with anticoagulant/antiplatelet activity. Examples include garlic, ginger, bilberry, danshen, piracetam, and ginkgo biloba.


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Product Ingredients
IngredientUNIICASInChI Key
Enoxaparin sodium8NZ41MIK1O679809-58-6Not applicable
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Brand Name Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
AxberiSolution100 mg / mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
AxberiSolution80 mg / 0.8 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
AxberiSolution40 mg / 0.4 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
AxberiSolution30 mg / 0.3 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
AxberiSolution60 mg / 0.6 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
Axberi HpSolution150 mg / mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
Axberi HpSolution120 mg / 0.8 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousBaxter LaboratoriesNot applicableNot applicableCanada flag
ElonoxSolution100 mg / mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousFresenius Kabi2023-03-09Not applicableCanada flag
ElonoxSolution40 mg / 0.4 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousFresenius Kabi2023-03-09Not applicableCanada flag
ElonoxSolution80 mg / 0.8 mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousFresenius Kabi2023-03-09Not applicableCanada flag
Generic Prescription Products
NameDosageStrengthRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Enoxaparin sodiumInjection300 mg/3mLSubcutaneousWinthrop U.S.2011-10-03Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection40 mg/0.4mLSubcutaneousApotex Corp.2019-01-312024-08-31US flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection, solution30 mg/0.3mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousItalfarmaco SpA2021-04-01Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection100 mg/1mLSubcutaneousMeitheal Pharmaceuticals Inc.2019-12-01Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection30 mg/0.3mLSubcutaneousGland Pharma Limited2023-07-11Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection150 mg/1mLSubcutaneousSagent Pharmaceuticals2023-10-01Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection300 mg/3mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousFresenius Kabi USA, LLC2019-06-18Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection100 mg/1mLSubcutaneousSandoz Inc2010-07-232023-05-31US flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection100 mg/1mLSubcutaneousBluePoint Laboratories2020-10-19Not applicableUS flag
Enoxaparin SodiumInjection, solution40 mg/0.4mLIntravenous; SubcutaneousZydus Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.2021-04-01Not applicableUS flag
Unapproved/Other Products
NameIngredientsDosageRouteLabellerMarketing StartMarketing EndRegionImage
Enoxiluv KitEnoxaparin sodium (100 mg/1mL) + Isopropyl alcohol (70 mL/100mL)KitSubcutaneous; TopicalAsclemed Usa, Inc.2023-02-08Not applicableUS flag


ATC Codes
B01AB05 — Enoxaparin
Drug Categories
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Affected organisms
  • Humans and other mammals

Chemical Identifiers

CAS number


Synthesis Reference

Jorgen I. Nielsen, "Process of using light absorption to control enzymatic depolymerization of heparin to produce low molecular weight heparin." U.S. Patent US5106734, issued May, 1981.

General References
  1. Iqbal Z, Cohen M: Enoxaparin: a pharmacologic and clinical review. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2011 May;12(7):1157-70. doi: 10.1517/14656566.2011.570261. Epub 2011 Apr 7. [Article]
  2. Sanderink GJ, Guimart CG, Ozoux ML, Jariwala NU, Shukla UA, Boutouyrie BX: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the prophylactic dose of enoxaparin once daily over 4 days in patients with renal impairment. Thromb Res. 2002 Feb 1;105(3):225-31. doi: 10.1016/s0049-3848(02)00031-2. [Article]
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  8. Wei MY, Ward SM: The Anti-Factor Xa Range For Low Molecular Weight Heparin Thromboprophylaxis. Hematol Rep. 2015 Nov 23;7(4):5844. doi: 10.4081/hr.2015.5844. eCollection 2015 Nov 23. [Article]
  9. Dawes J: Comparison of the pharmacokinetics of enoxaparin (Clexane) and unfractionated heparin. Acta Chir Scand Suppl. 1990;556:68-74. [Article]
  10. Lee S, Gibson CM: Enoxaparin in acute coronary syndromes. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007 May;5(3):387-99. [Article]
  11. FDA Approved Drug Products: Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection), for subcutaneous and intravenous use [Link]
  12. NIH StatPearls: Enoxaparin [Link]
  13. Medsafe NZ Datasheet: CLEXANE AND CLEXANE FORTE (enoxaparin sodium) for injection [Link]
  14. Pfizer: Enoxaparin sodium MSDS [Link]
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Patent NumberPediatric ExtensionApprovedExpires (estimated)Region
US5389618No1995-02-142012-02-14US flag
CA2045433No2002-07-302011-06-25Canada flag


Experimental Properties
water solubility50 g/Lhttps://imgcdn.mckesson.com/CumulusWeb/Click_and_learn/SDS_SANOFI_LOVENOX.pdf
Predicted Properties
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Predicted ADMET Features
Human Intestinal Absorption-0.9215
Blood Brain Barrier-0.8366
Caco-2 permeable-0.6496
P-glycoprotein substrateNon-substrate0.698
P-glycoprotein inhibitor INon-inhibitor0.5818
P-glycoprotein inhibitor IINon-inhibitor0.9771
Renal organic cation transporterNon-inhibitor0.9454
CYP450 2C9 substrateNon-substrate0.6694
CYP450 2D6 substrateNon-substrate0.8196
CYP450 3A4 substrateNon-substrate0.5842
CYP450 1A2 substrateNon-inhibitor0.8157
CYP450 2C9 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.771
CYP450 2D6 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.8869
CYP450 2C19 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.7655
CYP450 3A4 inhibitorNon-inhibitor0.9194
CYP450 inhibitory promiscuityLow CYP Inhibitory Promiscuity0.9232
Ames testNon AMES toxic0.5957
BiodegradationNot ready biodegradable0.851
Rat acute toxicity2.3846 LD50, mol/kg Not applicable
hERG inhibition (predictor I)Weak inhibitor0.9589
hERG inhibition (predictor II)Non-inhibitor0.7157
ADMET data is predicted using admetSAR, a free tool for evaluating chemical ADMET properties. (23092397)


Mass Spec (NIST)
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Pharmacological action
General Function
Serine-type endopeptidase inhibitor activity
Specific Function
Most important serine protease inhibitor in plasma that regulates the blood coagulation cascade. AT-III inhibits thrombin, matriptase-3/TMPRSS7, as well as factors IXa, Xa and XIa. Its inhibitory a...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Molecular Weight
52601.935 Da
  1. Peng K, Wang C, Pang BS, Yang YH: [Effects of thrombolysis and anticoagulation on the functions of vascular endothelial cells and coagulation and fibrinolysis in patients with pulmonary thromboembolism]. Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 2005 Sep;28(9):596-9. [Article]
  2. Lee S, Gibson CM: Enoxaparin in acute coronary syndromes. Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2007 May;5(3):387-99. [Article]
  3. Bisio A, Vecchietti D, Citterio L, Guerrini M, Raman R, Bertini S, Eisele G, Naggi A, Sasisekharan R, Torri G: Structural features of low-molecular-weight heparins affecting their affinity to antithrombin. Thromb Haemost. 2009 Nov;102(5):865-73. doi: 10.1160/TH09-02-0081. [Article]
  4. NIH StatPearls: Enoxaparin [Link]
Pharmacological action
Curator comments
The effects of enoxaparin on factor X occur due to downstream effects after binding to antithrombin III.
General Function
Serine-type endopeptidase activity
Specific Function
Factor Xa is a vitamin K-dependent glycoprotein that converts prothrombin to thrombin in the presence of factor Va, calcium and phospholipid during blood clotting.
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Coagulation factor X
Molecular Weight
54731.255 Da
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  6. NIH StatPearls: Enoxaparin [Link]
Pharmacological action
General Function
Thrombospondin receptor activity
Specific Function
Thrombin, which cleaves bonds after Arg and Lys, converts fibrinogen to fibrin and activates factors V, VII, VIII, XIII, and, in complex with thrombomodulin, protein C. Functions in blood homeostas...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Molecular Weight
70036.295 Da
  1. Nutescu EA, Burnett A, Fanikos J, Spinler S, Wittkowsky A: Pharmacology of anticoagulants used in the treatment of venous thromboembolism. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2016 Jan;41(1):15-31. doi: 10.1007/s11239-015-1314-3. [Article]
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  3. FDA Approved Drug Products: Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium injection), for subcutaneous and intravenous use [Link]


Pharmacological action
Curator comments
In vitro studies demonstrate that enoxaparin leads to the liberation of myeloperoxidase from the vascular wall, increasing plasma myeloperoxidase levels.
General Function
Peroxidase activity
Specific Function
Part of the host defense system of polymorphonuclear leukocytes. It is responsible for microbicidal activity against a wide range of organisms. In the stimulated PMN, MPO catalyzes the production o...
Gene Name
Uniprot ID
Uniprot Name
Molecular Weight
83867.71 Da
  1. Rudolph TK, Rudolph V, Witte A, Klinke A, Szoecs K, Lau D, Heitzer T, Meinertz T, Baldus S: Liberation of vessel adherent myeloperoxidase by enoxaparin improves endothelial function. Int J Cardiol. 2010 Apr 1;140(1):42-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.10.035. Epub 2008 Dec 2. [Article]
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Drug created at June 13, 2005 13:24 / Updated at November 29, 2023 23:14