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Lovenox vs Warfarin Sodium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 81

This is personalized comparison of Lovenox vs Warfarin Sodium for a male aged 81. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lovenox (latest outcomes from 19,519 users) has active ingredients of enoxaparin sodium. It is often used in deep venous thrombosis.

Warfarin sodium (latest outcomes from 49,178 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter.

What are the symptoms

Retinal bleeding (bleeding from retina) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, depression, stress and anxiety, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Retinal bleeding 127 patients)

Chronic gastrointestinal bleeding has been reported by people with high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, arthritis, gastrooesophageal reflux disease, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Chronic gastrointestinal bleeding 58 patients)

On Oct, 30, 2014: 15,509 male patients aged 76 who take the same drugs are studied in Lovenox vs Warfarin Sodium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male76A-fib

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lovenox enoxaparin sodiumSanofi Aventis Us
Warfarin Sodium warfarin sodiumnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 76 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Lovenox (preservative Free)Warfarin Sodium
Retinal Bleeding0.00%0.00%
Chronic Gastrointestinal Bleeding0.00%0.02%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovenox (preservative Free)Warfarin Sodium
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)International Normalised Ratio Increased
Haemoglobin DecreasedAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dizziness
Anaemia (lack of blood)Asthenia (weakness)
Haematocrit DecreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Cardiac Failure Congestive
PneumoniaNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Fall

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovenox (preservative Free)Warfarin Sodium
Chest PainInternational Normalised Ratio Increased
Blood Urine PresentGastrointestinal Haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Anaemia (lack of blood)
ConstipationHaemorrhage (bleeding)
DeathGastric Haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)
Restlessness (not able to rest)Fall
Rash (redness)Epistaxis (bleed from the nose)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)International Normalised Ratio Abnormal
Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)Haematuria (presence of blood in urine)
Extrasystoles NosDizziness

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovenox0.00%6.25%12.50%0.00%81.25%
Warfarin Sodium1.74%8.26%23.04%53.48%13.48%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) is often used to treat deep venous thrombosis. Warfarin Sodium (warfarin sodium) is often used to treat atrial fibrillation/flutter. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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