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A 43-year-old member asked:

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

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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).
Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Similar but....: Heparin and Lovenox (enoxaparin) work by basically the same mechanism. The main difference is how they are administered. For heparin, you have to have an IV and it is given as a continuous infusion. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is given as an injection. Both are reversible, but Heparin is easier to stop.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

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

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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 38-year-old member asked:

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

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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)
Last updated Mar 30, 2020

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