- Are Arixtra and Lovenox the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lovenox?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Arixtra?
- What Is Lovenox?
- What Is Arixtra?
- What Drugs Interact with Lovenox?
- What Drugs Interact with Arixtra?
- How Should Lovenox Be Taken?
- How Should Arixtra Be Taken?
Are Arixtra and Lovenox the Same Thing?
Lovenox is typically used to prevent blood clots that cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs. Lovenox is also used to prevent blood vessel complications in people with certain types of angina (chest pain) or heart attacks called non-Q-wave myocardial infarction or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
Arixtra is used to prevent blood clots, often in people undergoing certain surgical procedures.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lovenox?
Common side effects of Lovenox include:
- swelling in your hands or feet, or
- injection site reactions (swelling, pain, bruising, or redness).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Arixtra?
Common side effects of Arixtra include:
- injection site reactions (mild bleeding, rash, itching, pain bruising, redness, and swelling),
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- skin rash,
- swelling of the hands/feet, or
What Is Lovenox?
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) Injection is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) used to prevent blood clots that are sometimes called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs. A DVT can occur after certain types of surgery, or in people who are bed-ridden due to a prolonged illness. Lovenox is also used to prevent blood vessel complications in people with certain types of angina (chest pain) or heart attacks called non-Q-wave myocardial infarction or ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
What Is Arixtra?
Arixtra (fondaparinux) is an inhibitor of the blood clotting Factor X and is used to prevent blood clots, often in people undergoing certain surgical procedures. Arixtra should be used with extreme caution in people who have other medical conditions that cause an increased bleeding risk.
What Drugs Interact With Lovenox?
Lovenox may also interact with dextran.
What Drugs Interact With Arixtra?
Arixtra may interact with dextran, abciximab, eptifibatide, ticagrelor, tirofiban, alteplase, reteplase, tenecteplase, urokinase, anagrelide, cilostazol, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, eltrombopag, oprelvekin, prasugrel, romiplostim, ticagrelor, ticlopidine, argatroban, bivalirudin, dabigatran, lepirudin, dalteparin, enoxaparin, rivaroxaban, heparin, tinzaparin, warfarin, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or salicylates such as aspirin and others. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
How Should Lovenox Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Lovenox for most patients is 5 mg taken orally twice daily.
The recommended dose of Lovenox is 2.5 mg twice daily in patients with at least two of the following characteristics:
How Should Arixtra Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Arixtra is 2.5 mg administered by subcutaneous injection.
All drug information provided on RxList.com is sourced directly from drug monographs published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Any drug information published on RxList.com regarding general drug information, drug side effects, drug usage, dosage, and more are sourced from the original drug documentation found in its FDA drug monograph.
Drug information found in the drug comparisons published on RxList.com is primarily sourced from the FDA drug information. The drug comparison information found in this article does not contain any data from clinical trials with human participants or animals performed by any of the drug manufacturers comparing the drugs.
The drug comparisons information provided does not cover every potential use, warning, drug interaction, side effect, or adverse or allergic reaction. RxList.com assumes no responsibility for any healthcare administered to a person based on the information found on this site.
As drug information can and will change at any time, RxList.com makes every effort to update its drug information. Due to the time-sensitive nature of drug information, RxList.com makes no guarantees that the information provided is the most current.
Any missing drug warnings or information does not in any way guarantee the safety, effectiveness, or the lack of adverse effects of any drug. The drug information provided is intended for reference only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.
If you have specific questions regarding a drug’s safety, side effects, usage, warnings, etc., you should contact your doctor or pharmacist, or refer to the individual drug monograph details found on the FDA.gov or RxList.com websites for more information.
You may also report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA by visiting the FDA MedWatch website or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
Sanofi-aventis. Lovenox Product Information.
GlaxoSmithKline. Arixtra Product Information.