Compare Effient vs. Lovenox

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Effient (Prasugrel)

Lovenox (Enoxaparin)

Prescription only
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Prevents blood clots.

Lovenox (Enoxaparin) is a good anticoagulant that reduces the risk of death or bleeding, and blood clots are less likely to happen. However, it is only available as an injection which isn't great if you're afraid of needles.

5.5/ 7 average rating with 19 reviewsforLovenox
Upsides
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  • In a study that compared Lovenox (Enoxaparin) to other medications used to stop blood clots, there was a lower risk of clots coming back, with similar rates of major bleeding and mortality.
  • You don't need to go in for lab tests to check whether it's working, unlike other medications like warfarin that require regular blood draws.
  • Available in generic so it can be cheaper than other "blood thinners".
  • Good option if you're pregnant or have cancer.
Downsides
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  • It is only available as an injection, so it's not great if you're afraid of needles.
  • While surprise bleeding episodes can be treated while taking Lovenox (Enoxaparin), they won't completely work.
  • It doesn't work as well as other medications for "thinning the blood" if you are overweight, underweight, or if you have kidney disease.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Injection
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Reviews
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19 
63%
think this treatment is worth it
63%
think this treatment works well
16%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Effient (Prasugrel) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
7possible side effects
  • Fever
    5%
  • Major hemorrhage
    4%
  • Hemorrhage
    4%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Peripheral edema
    3%
  • Anemia
    2%
  • Edema
    2%
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Risks and warnings
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  • Blood clot in the spine

    Spinal puncture (spinal tap)

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Unusual bleeding

    History of bleeding problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Increased risk of stroke or increased risk of blood clots

    Stopping Lovenox (Enoxaparin) early

  • Clotting problems

    Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia

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