Compare Effient vs. Heparin

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

Effient (Prasugrel)

Heparin

Prescription only
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Prevents blood clots.

Heparin is a good anticoagulant that prevents blood clots. However, you'll need to get frequent blood tests to make sure it's working well.

Upsides
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  • Safe to use in pregnancy and if you're breast feeding.
  • There are other medications that can help stop unexpected bleeding while taking Heparin.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • Usually used in the hospital, but can be given at home too.
Downsides
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  • You'll need to get labs/blood draws done on a regular basis to make sure the drug is working and to make sure you don't get unexpected side effects.
  • You can be at higher risk for bleeding or clotting while taking Heparin compared to other anticoagulants.
Used for
  • Heart attack or pre-heart attack - Percutaneous coronary intervention - Thrombosis; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
Price
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$131.8
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Side effects
The Effient (Prasugrel) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Heparin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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  • Unusual bleeding

    History of bleeding problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Clotting problems

    Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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