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Lovenox vs Coumadin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 82

This is personalized comparison of Lovenox vs Coumadin for a male aged 82. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lovenox (latest outcomes from 19,517 users) has active ingredients of enoxaparin sodium. It is often used in deep venous thrombosis.

Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,088 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

What is the symptom

Embolic stroke (stroke due to obstruction due to an embolus) (latest reports from 1,267 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, birth control, stroke, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 14,408 male patients aged 78 who take the same drugs are studied in Lovenox vs Coumadin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male78Atrial Fibrillation

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lovenox enoxaparin sodiumSanofi Aventis Us
Coumadin warfarin sodiumBristol Myers Squibb

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 78 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Lovenox (preservative Free)Coumadin (Bristol Myers Squibb)
Embolic Stroke0.22%0.16%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovenox (preservative Free)Coumadin (Bristol Myers Squibb)
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
Pyrexia (fever)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Haematocrit DecreasedAsthenia (weakness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
Anaemia (lack of blood)Fall
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Anaemia (lack of blood)
PneumoniaCardiac Failure Congestive

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)Coumadin (Bristol Myers Squibb)
DeathInternational 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)
Chest PainHaemorrhage (bleeding)
ConstipationGastric Haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)
Restlessness (not able to rest)Shortness Of Breath
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)Fall
Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovenox5.56%5.56%16.67%0.00%72.22%
Coumadin0.38%7.66%27.59%52.11%12.26%

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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. Coumadin (warfarin sodium) is often used to treat blood clots. 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:

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

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