Compare Lovenox vs. Savaysa

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Lovenox (Enoxaparin)

Prescription only

Savaysa (edoxaban)

Prescription only
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.

4.0/ 5 average rating with 19 reviewsforLovenox
Prevents blood clots.

Savaysa (edoxaban) can prevent blood clots without food restrictions or frequent blood tests. However, its effects will be hard to reverse in the event of an overdose.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • Works as well as other blood thinners to prevent strokes or blood clots.
  • Does not require frequent blood tests like warfarin.
  • Does not require food restrictions like warfarin.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Taking Savaysa (edoxaban) raises your risk of bleeding and bruising. If you take Savaysa (edoxaban) along with other anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen, this can make you even more likely to bleed and bruise easily.
  • Savaysa (edoxaban) is not available as a generic medicine so it can be quite pricey.
  • You may not be able to concentrate enough drug in your blood if your kidney works really well. Your doctor should check your kidney function before starting treatment.
  • Savaysa (edoxaban) cannot be used in people with mechanical heart valves or valvular atrial fibrillation.
  • There is no antidote for Savaysa (edoxaban).
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Dosage forms
  • Injection
  • Pill
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Reviews
19 reviews so far
63%
saidit'sworth it
63%
saiditworked well
16%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
7possible side effects
  • Fever
    5%
  • Major hemorrhage
    4%
  • Hemorrhage
    4%
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Peripheral edema
    3%
  • Anemia
    2%
  • Edema
    2%
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2possible side effects
  • Major bleeding
    7%
  • Bleeding of the stomach
    4%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Blood clot in the spine
    • Spinal puncture (spinal tap)
    • Getting anesthesia in the spine (epidural anesthesia)
    • Taking NSAIDs or other blood thinning medicines
  • Unusual bleeding
    • History of bleeding problems
    • Severe high blood pressure
    • Older age
  • Increased risk of stroke or increased risk of blood clots
    • Stopping Lovenox (Enoxaparin) early
  • Clotting problems
    • Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
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  • Not enough medicine in your blood
    • Excellent kidney function (filtration rate more than 95 mL/min
  • Blood clots and stroke
    • Stopping Savaysa (edoxaban) too early
    • Mechanical heart valve
    • Narrow mitral valve in the heart
  • Blood clot in the spine
    • Spinal puncture (spinal tap)
    • Getting anesthesia in the spine (epidural anesthesia)
  • Unusual bleeding
    • History of bleeding problems
    • Severe high blood pressure
    • Age 65 or older
    • Taking anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen
    • Taking other blood-thinning medicines
  • Increased side effects
    • Current kidney problems
    • Current liver problems
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