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

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: See below

Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a form of Heparin called low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh).
Lmwh has less risk than regular heparin, and only needs to be administered once or twice a day.

In brief: See below

Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a form of Heparin called low molecular weight Heparin (lmwh).
Lmwh has less risk than regular heparin, and only needs to be administered once or twice a day.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology
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In brief: A smaller type

Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a smaller molecule version of heparin, and it helps to combat blood clots, like heparin; they are in the same family.
Also, due to its slight differences in chemical structure, Lovenox (enoxaparin) doesn’t have as much risk for an allergic reaction called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).

In brief: A smaller type

Lovenox (enoxaparin) is a smaller molecule version of heparin, and it helps to combat blood clots, like heparin; they are in the same family.
Also, due to its slight differences in chemical structure, Lovenox (enoxaparin) doesn’t have as much risk for an allergic reaction called heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).
Dr. Charles Turck
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Dr. Alain Ades
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alain Ades
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