What is Pulmonary Embolism?

Pulmonary embolism occurs when there is a deep vein thrombosis in which there is a blood clot. The blood clot travels up into the lungs. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, and cough.

Treatment for pulmonary embolism includes surgery and medication. A common drug class used to treat pulmonary embolism is the anticoagulants drug class.

Savings Tips for Pulmonary Embolism

  • 5 Common Medications That Can Kill

    July 13, 2015

    You probably already know that many prescriptions have side effects. Most are mild—annoying issues like nausea or sleepiness that are inconvenient at worst. Others, however, can be deadly.

    A very small number of medications are responsible for the majority of adverse side effects and hospitalizations from harmful drug reactions. How bad are these drugs? Between 2007 to 2009, almost 100,000 patients older than 65 had emergency hospitalizations for dangerous drug reactions, and almost 20,000 people die from prescription drug overdoses annually. See More

  • 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

  • Can I Switch From Warfarin (Coumadin) to Xarelto?

    December 19, 2013

    The newer anticoagulants like Xarelto (rivaroxaban), known as Factor Xa inhibitors, save you from repeated blood tests for INR checks that you will need while on Coumadin (warfarin). Many folks wonder how they can change from Coumadin to the newer medications.

    First, who can use Xarelto? Xarelto is a pill approved for use in folks with a known clot in their leg (deep venous thrombosis or DVT), a clot in their lung (pulmonary embolism or PE), prevention of clot/stroke in people with atrial fibrillation who do NOT have valve disease, and to decrease the risk of forming a clot in your leg or lung after hip or knee replacement surgery. See More

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Popular Pulmonary Embolism Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Anticoagulants 10 See Prices
Anticoagulants 368 See Prices
Anticoagulants 368 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.

Pulmonary Embolism Drug Classes

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