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Brand name: Clexane

Clexane is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) enoxaparin sodium. On this page you will find out more about Clexane, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: enoxaparin sodium

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Clexane 20 mg/0.2 mL injection solution, 10 x 0.2 mL syringes

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Prevention of thrombo-embolic disorders of venous origin in patients undergoing orthopaedic and general surgery. Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in medical patients bedridden due to acute illness. Prevention of thrombosis in extra-corporeal circulation during haemodialysis. Treatment of established deep vein thrombosis. Treatment of unstable angina and non-Q-wave myocardial infarction, administered concurrently with aspirin. Treatment of acute ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) as an adjunctive to thrombolytic treatment, including patients to be managed medically or with subsequent Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless to pale yellow solution
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Subcutaneous
Medicine schedule
1 x 0.2mL prefilled syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
10 x 0.2mL prefilled syringe: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Syringe
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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