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Types of Blood Thinners

Apixaban (Eliquis)
Apixaban (Eliquis)

Apixaban (Eliquis) Dabigatran (Pradaxa) Edoxaban (Savaysa) Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) Which One Works Best? Studies show the latest drugs work as well as warfarin. But trying to figure out how the new medicines compare to each other is a bit trickier. There isn’t any research that compares them head to head.

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Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
Dabigatran (Pradaxa)

July 25, 2014 -- Two recent studies that compare the newer blood-thinner drug Pradaxa (dabigatran) with the old standby drug, warfarin, have found that people on higher doses of Pradaxa have a greater risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

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Edoxaban (Savaysa)
Edoxaban (Savaysa)

Savaysa (Edoxaban): New Oral Blood Thinner Stephan Moll writes… Savaysa® (Edoxaban), the 4th of the big new oral blood thinners in development (the other big 3 being Dabigatran = Pradaxa, Rivaroxaban = Xarelto, and Apixaban = Eliquis), is now commercially available in Japan (July 19th, 2011 press release here).

Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
Enoxaparin (Lovenox)

Lovenox is an anticoagulant that helps prevent the formation of blood clots. Lovenox is used to treat or prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

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Fondaparinux (Arixtra)
Fondaparinux (Arixtra)

Arixtra is used to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis , which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). A DVT can occur after certain types of surgery. Arixtra is also used together with warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) to treat DVT, including pulmonary embolism.

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Heparin
Heparin

Heparin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots. Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots caused by certain medical conditions or medical procedures. Heparin is also used before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots.

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Heparin (Various)
Heparin (Various)

Heparin is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots. Heparin is used to treat and prevent blood clots caused by certain medical conditions or medical procedures. Heparin is also used before surgery to reduce the risk of blood clots.

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Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)

Learn how blood thinners like XARELTO® may work to reduce the formation of blood clots. See full Prescribing & Safety Info including Boxed Warnings.

Warfarin (Coumadin)
Warfarin (Coumadin)

Blood Testing and Blood Thinners To figure out the correct dose of warfarin, you’ll need to have blood tests. They’re done in a lab, usually once a week to once a month, as directed by your doctor.

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