Medicines To Prevent DVTs and PEs

Type of MedicineGeneric Name (Brand Name)How It Is Taken
Oral antiplatelet agentsAspirinPill or liquid
Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH)Dalteparin (Fragmin®)
Enoxaparin (Lovenox®)
Tinzaparin (Innohep®)
Shot
Unfractionated heparin (UFH)Heparin sodiumShot
Factor Xa inhibitorsFondaparinux (Arixtra®)Shot
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®)Pill
Vitamin K antagonistsWarfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®)Pill

From: Preventing Blood Clots After Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery or Surgery for a Broken Hip

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