Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Syndromes?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Anticoagulants

These agents are taken as prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism.

Heparin

Heparin augments the activity of antithrombin III and prevents conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. It does not actively lyse clot but is able to inhibit further thrombogenesis. It prevents re-accumulation of clot after spontaneous fibrinolysis. Administer low dose.


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