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Lovenox vs. Aspirin

Reviewed on 3/5/2019

Are Aspirin and Lovenox the Same Thing?

Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) Injection and aspirin are used to prevent blood clots.

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.

Aspirin is also used for treating fever, pain, inflammation in the body.

Brand names for aspirin include Ecotrin, Bayer, and Bufferin.

Aspirin is also available over-the-counter (OTC) and as a generic.

Lovenox and aspirin belong to different drug classes. Lovenox is a blood thinner (anticoagulant) and aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Side effects of Lovenox and aspirin that are similar include nausea.

Side effects of Lovenox that are different from aspirin include diarrhea, fever, swelling in your hands or feet, or injection site reactions (swelling, pain, bruising, or redness).

Side effects of aspirin that are different from Lovenox include rash, gastrointestinal ulcers, abdominal pain, upset stomach, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, cramping, gastritis, and bleeding.

Both Lovenox and aspirin may interact with blood thinners, salicylates, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Lovenox may also interact with sulfinpyrazone.

Aspirin may also interact with alcohol, antidepressants, lithium, or methotrexate.

QUESTION

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs in the _______________. See Answer

What Are Possible Side Effects of Lovenox?

Common side effects of Lovenox include:

  • nausea,
  • diarrhea,
  • fever,
  • swelling in your hands or feet, or
  • injection site reactions (swelling, pain, bruising, or redness).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aspirin?

Common side effects of Aspirin include:

  • rash,
  • gastrointestinal ulcerations,
  • abdominal pain,
  • upset stomach,
  • heartburn,
  • drowsiness,
  • headache,
  • cramping,
  • nausea,
  • gastritis, and
  • bleeding

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 Aspirin?

Aspirin (aspirin) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed for treating fever, pain, inflammation in the body, prevention of blood clots, and reduction of the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

What Drugs Interact With Lovenox?

Lovenox may interact with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and other medicines to prevent blood clots.

Lovenox may also interact with dextran.

What Drugs Interact With Aspirin?

Aspirin may interact with other blood thinners, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

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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 Aspirin Be Taken?

Aspirin dose ranges from 50 mg to 6000 mg daily.

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References

Allergan/Ironwood. Linzess Product Information.
Sanofi-aventis. Lovenox Product Information.

https://www.lovenox.com/

https://www.bayeraspirin.com/
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