What is Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Deep vein thrombosis occurs when there is a clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs. Symptoms of deep vein thrombosis includes swelling of the leg, redness, pain, and warmth in the area of the clotted vein.

Treatment for deep vein thrombosis include medication, surgery, and compression stockings. A common drug class used to treat deep vein thrombosis is the anticoagulants drug class. Compression stockings can help prevent blood clots and swelling.

Savings Tips for Deep Vein Thrombosis

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    November 16, 2015

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  • New Anticoagulant Savaysa Is Now Available

    April 15, 2015

    Savaysa (edoxaban) is an anti-clotting medication indicated for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). It was approved by the FDA on January 8, 2015, and is now available in pharmacies.

    What are deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?

    Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that can occur in a deep vein such as those of the thigh. See More

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Popular Deep Vein Thrombosis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Anticoagulants 10 See Prices
Anticoagulants 368 See Prices
Anticoagulants 37 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Drug Classes

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