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Medications for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Other names: Blood clot in the legs; Deep venous thrombosis; DVT; Thromboembolism

About Deep Vein Thrombosis:  Blood clotting in the veins of the inner thigh or leg. In air travel, DVT is the economy-class syndrome. Even in young, health travelers the long stretches immobilised in cramped seats in cabins with very low humidity set the stage for the formation of a thrombus.

Drugs Used to Treat Deep Vein Thrombosis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Xarelto C N 40 reviews
6.0

Generic name: rivaroxaban systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

enoxaparin B N 9 reviews
8.0

Generic name: enoxaparin systemic

Brand name:  Lovenox

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lovenox B N 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: enoxaparin systemic

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Eliquis B N 10 reviews
5.0

Generic name: apixaban systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

rivaroxaban C N 43 reviews
5.0

Generic name: rivaroxaban systemic

Brand name:  Xarelto

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

heparin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: heparin systemic

Brand name:  Heparin Sodium

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Pradaxa C N 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dabigatran systemic

Drug class: thrombin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Heparin Sodium C N Add review Rate

Generic name: heparin systemic

Drug class: heparins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

apixaban B N 11 reviews
5.0

Generic name: apixaban systemic

Brand name:  Eliquis

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Arixtra B N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fondaparinux systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dabigatran C N 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dabigatran systemic

Brand name:  Pradaxa

Drug class: thrombin inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

fondaparinux B N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: fondaparinux systemic

Brand name:  Arixtra

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Abbokinase B N Add review Rate

Generic name: urokinase systemic

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

edoxaban C N Add review Rate

Generic name: edoxaban systemic

Brand name:  Savaysa

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Savaysa C N Add review Rate

Generic name: edoxaban systemic

Drug class: factor Xa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

urokinase B N Add review Rate

Generic name: urokinase systemic

Brand name:  Abbokinase

Drug class: thrombolytics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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