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What are Heparins?

Heparin is an injectable anticoagulant that activates antithrombin III, which inhibits thrombin and factor Xa, factors necessary in the final stages of blood clotting cascade.

There are two types of heparins: high molecular weight heparins and low molecular weight heparins.

High molecular weight heparins require daily blood monitoring to check the aPTT. Low molecular weight heparins give a better anticoagulant response and do not need daily blood monitoring.

Heparin is used to treat or prevent clots in conditions where there is a high risk of clot formation and thromboembolism, such as in atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis, knee and hip surgery and so on.

List of Heparins

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Lovenox (Pro)
Generic name: enoxaparin
20 reviews
Fragmin (Pro)
Generic name: dalteparin
4 reviews
Generic name: tinzaparin
1 review
Generic name: danaparoid
No reviews
Monoject Prefill Advanced
Generic name: heparin flush
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Further information

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