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

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

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) ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

See below: Both are blood thinners that act on different parts of the coagulation (clotting) pathway in our system, warfarin is oral and needs regular blood test to check if it is in a good level, avoid eating vitamin k rich foods like dark greens while on this med. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is injectable, dosing computed thru weight. ...Read more

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What is factor five leiden lovenox (enoxaparin) used to treat?

Tendency to clot: Factor v leiden is a hereditary abnormality of a clotting protein that increases your risk of forming clots, notably in the veins (phlebitis). If you are undergoing a procedure that would also increase this risk (surgery, prolonged immobilization), Lovenox (enoxaparin) might be used preventively. It is only for short-term use, and oral drugs such as warfarin would be used if you need long-term protection. ...Read more

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Are any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Are  any of the new anticoags useful for factor v leiden and lupus anticoag. Antibody. On lovenox (enoxaparin) 100mg bid. Venous and arterial clotting and pes. ?

Maybe: The newer medications to prevent blood clots are not approved for use in the us for your condition. There is published research in europe showing that these medications can be used effectively for your type of problem. My personal bias is that you should wait until more research has been done. Your doctor can help advise you as to the status of this research as it evolves. ...Read more

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Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Difference between arixtra and lovenox (enoxaparin) in pregnancy?

Heparin.: Use of fondaparinux in pregnancy should be limited to those women who have severe allergic reactions to heparin, including heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What is lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Blood thiner: Levenox or enoxaparin is a low molecular weight Heparin used same as Heparin , is derived from pigs intestine , used for prophylaxis for thrombo-embolism, for pulmonary embolism, coronary heart diseases. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose?

Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdose: Lovenox (enoxaparin) overdoses can be treated by holding the medication, giving an antidote called protamine, transfusing blood products as needed, and using agents to promote blood clotting (anti-fibrinolytic agents, recombinant factor fvii, etc.). ...Read more

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Is 3 months treatment on rivaroxaban suffiecient for a provoked pulmonary embolism?

Is 3 months treatment on rivaroxaban suffiecient for a provoked pulmonary embolism?

Consult doctor: This issue is too complicated to be discussed in this forum. It is certainly not an issue for self treatment. Please consult your doctor who knows rest of your health history. ...Read more

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What is the difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

What is the difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Many: Warfarin is a vitamin k antagonist and is given in pill form and is much cheaper, requires constant checking levels in the blood ( pt-inr). Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a low molecular sintetic heparin, injectable once or twice a day subcutaneously, much more expensive buy does not requiere to check the levels in the blood tests. Warfarin has to be stopped 3 to 5 days before surgery, Lovenox (enoxaparin) only 36 hrs. ...Read more

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For recurrent stroke prevention, which is best: ASA vs Plavix (clopidogrel) vs ASA/Plavix (clopidogrel) vs Aggrenox? Risk of bleeding worse with any particular?

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For recurrent stroke prevention, which is best: ASA vs Plavix (clopidogrel) vs ASA/Plavix (clopidogrel)  vs Aggrenox? Risk of bleeding worse with any particular?

Aggrenox: Aggrenox probably best for recurrent stroke followed closely by ASA. Risk of bleeding is highest with ASA/Plavix combination least with Aggrenox ...Read more

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Long term side effects of lovenox (enoxaparin) for clotting problems?

Long term side effects of lovenox (enoxaparin) for clotting problems?

Bleeding, bruising: The most common side effects of blood thinners like Lovenox (enoxaparin), an injectible, low molecular weight heparin, is bleeding. This can be minor bleeding, like a cut from shaving that takes longer to stop, or more severe bleeding, like bleeding in the colon or brain. Local site reactions from the actual shots are not uncommon, either. ...Read more

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I weigh 182 pounds and need to take lovenox (enoxaparin) injectable before a medical procedure. What would the lovenox (enoxaparin) dose be?

Discuss w/ your doc: For something like this, as we are not privy to details of your medical history and procedure, it would be highly recommended to discuss this with your prescribing physician so that you get the safest and most personalized care. ...Read more

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Aspirin versus warfarin versus pradax.....What's the difference for the use in a fib?

Cost vs safety: In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation. These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in stroke and pulmonary embolism, both possibly life threatening. Pradaxa and warfarin both reduce this risk directly. Pradaxa is newer, may be safer, easier to manage and much more expensive. Aspirin is less effective. ...Read more

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Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration.: Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Goldhaber
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Enoxaparin (Definition)

Enoxaparin is a blood thinner that is injected twice a day and has an excellent safety profile. It should be discontinued 24 hours prior to delivery if possible to decrease bleeding. Epidural anesthesia may not be able to be given to women on blood ...Read more


Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Heparin (Definition)

Heparin is a drug that thins the blood to prevents clots in blood vessels. It is given by intravenous line and requires close ...Read more