Which anticoagulant medications are used in the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Anticoagulant medications include the following:

  • Heparin or a low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH)
  • Subsequent administration of an oral coumarin derivative (typically, warfarin sodium)
  • Oral factor Xa inhibitors (eg, rivaroxaban)

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