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A 38-year-old member asked:

What to do about heparin vs. lovenox (enoxaparin) medication?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
What is question?: "Using heparin together with enoxaparin may increase the risk of bleeding, including severe and sometimes fatal hemorrhage. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns." (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1235-11326,978-533)

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What's the difference between lovenox (enoxaparin) and heparin?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 29 years experience
Lovenox (enoxaparin) vs. heparin: Unfractionated Heparin (UFH) & enoxaparin (lovenox or lmwh) both prevent blood clots by indirectly inhibiting the function of 2 important clotting factors, xa and iia (thrombin). Ufh is very large , while lmwh is smaller. Dosing of UFH is IV or sq every 8-12 hrs, and lmwh sq every 12-24 hrs. Care is needed with lmwh if renal failure. Ufh is more likely to cause hit, a dangerous allergic reaction.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What is the connection between lovenox (enoxaparin) and heparin?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Lovenox (enoxaparin): They are both forms of heparin. One is given iv, the other usually subcutaneously. Both have the same effects and risks. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is 20x more expensive.
A 43-year-old member asked:

If I switched to heparin instead of the lovenox (enoxaparin) would there be any difference?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chaim Colen
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Use caution: If you have had spinal surgery and wish to switch ask you doctor and be very careful as some studies have shown a slight increase risk of bleeding at the surgery site with use of lovenox (enoxaparin).
Last updated May 17, 2015

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