Enoxaparin (Lovenox®), or low molecular weight heparin, is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants are medications prescribed specifically to prevent and treat the formation of clots within blood vessels, also called thrombosis.
Enoxaparin is given by a subcutaneous injection. A subcutaneous injection is an injection into the tissue just below the skin, similar to an insulin injection. The injections can be given in the legs, arms or abdomen.