Compare Arixtra vs. Coumadin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Arixtra
(fondaparinux)

Coumadin
(warfarin)

Coming soon.Prevents blood clots. Coumadin (warfarin) is a cheap and effective medicine that prevents new blood clots. It requires regular blood tests and you'll need to eat, exercise, and take your medicines consistently.
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Coupons for Arixtra
Best available price for 10 (10 syringes of 7.5mg/0.6ml) cartons of fondaparinux
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Best available price for 30 (5mg) tablets of warfarin
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Reviews for Coumadin
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+21% better vs. Arixtra
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Side effects
ArixtraCoumadin

We haven’t found good data for Arixtra side effects.

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The Coumadin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
ArixtraCoumadin
Coming soon.Coumadin (warfarin) prevents blood clots from forming. It doesn't break up clots that already exist. It can only stop new ones from forming or old ones from getting bigger.
Type of medication
ArixtraCoumadin
Prescription only
Available as
ArixtraCoumadin
  • Injection
  • Pill
Used for
ArixtraCoumadin
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis
Risk factors for serious side effects
ArixtraCoumadin
    Coming soon.
    • Coumadin (warfarin) dose too high
    • Age greater than 65 year
    • History of stomach bleeding
    • High blood pressure
    • Kidney or liver problems
    Detailed Coumadin (warfarin) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Interactions
    ArixtraCoumadin
    No interactions related info.
    • A lot of other drugs and supplements interact with Coumadin (warfarin), so you'll need to check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
    • Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with many drugs and supplements. This can increase your risk of bleeding or of developing a new blood clot. If you start a new medication or change your diet, let your doctor know so they can change your dose if necessary.
    Upsides and benefits
    ArixtraCoumadin
    Coming soon
    • Coumadin (warfarin) is available as a generic, so it should be less expensive than the brand version.
    • In case you start bleeding too much while using Coumadin (warfarin), your doctor can give you another drug that reverses Coumadin (warfarin)'s effects.
    • Coumadin (warfarin) comes in numerous strengths.
    • Coumadin (warfarin) has been around for a long time and is one of the most commonly used 'blood thinner' medicines.
    Downsides and risks
    ArixtraCoumadin
    Coming soon
    • Raises your risk of bleeding and bruising.
    • Requires regular blood work, such as an INR, to make sure Coumadin (warfarin) is working correctly.
    • Your daily dose of Coumadin (warfarin) can change if you change your diet, exercise patterns, or use of alcohol.
    • A lot of other drugs and supplements interact with Coumadin (warfarin), so you'll need to check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medicines.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ArixtraCoumadin
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    • Prevents clots from forming or getting bigger. It doesn't break up clots that already exist.
    • Take Coumadin (warfarin) exactly as your doctor tells you.
    • Once you're taking Coumadin (warfarin), it'll take longer for your body to heal if you get cut or bruised. Call your doctor if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.
    • Carry a list of your medications with you or wear a medical bracelet that says you're on Coumadin (warfarin) in case you have a medical emergency.
    • Your doctor will check your blood regularly for the first few months that you're taking Coumadin (warfarin).
    • To get the best results, don't fall behind on taking your other medicines and eat the same amount of vegetables each day.
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