A shot and not. As dr. Milstone said, Coumadin (warfarin) in a pill and Lovenox is a shot. The amount of Coumadin (warfarin) you take has to be checked with blood tests on a regular basis. Lovenox does not but Lovenox can cause a very serious side effect involving your platelets that Coumadin (warfarin) doesn't. Lovenox is expenisve, Coumadin (warfarin) is much cheaper. Both can cause bleeding. If that happens, the effects of Lovenox reverse faster.
Route of administrat. Lovenox is an injection and is very fast acting. Coumadin (warfarin) is a tablet and is usually given for longer term anticoagulation.
How long before a patient taking Coumadin (warfarin) to have a controlled inr. It has been 2 months and my last INR was 7.2? Taking 15mg. Is lovenox better?
Overdose. That is too high already! The goal is to have INR in the range of 2-3 generally unless your doctor had other plan.
Can you tell me if lovenox is used in house for treatment purposes, is there any reason not to go ahead and start Coumadin (warfarin) on day 1?
You can. It will take about 5 days for Coumadin (warfarin) to become therapeutic. It makes sense to start on day one. (i do).
The fact. That you are on both drugs suggests this is a new diagnosis. The swelling improves in weeks. In severe DVT the valves in the veins can be permanently damaged and this leads to some degree of swelling which is permanent.
Dvt. Will solidify and become chronic in about 4-6 weeks. Will usually go away 4-6 months. But can have chronic vein scarring it valve dysfunction after.
Dvt. The swelling will resolve over time as the body adapts Anticoagulation therapy of any type does not dissolve clots.