Anticoagulants are used to treat deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, atrial fibrillation, angina, stroke risk reduction, and heart attack by thinning the blood to prevent blood clots.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Anticoagulants

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Coumadin
(jantoven, warfarin)
10
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WARFARIN is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart.
Xarelto
368
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Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) is an expensive drug used to treat blood clots in the lungs or in the veins. It is also used after knee or hip surgeries to prevent blood clots. It is also used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation. There are currently no generic alternatives for Xarelto. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Eliquis
368
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Apixaban (Eliquis) is an expensive drug used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation. It is also used to treat or prevent clots in the lungs or in the veins. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Eliquis. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Lovenox
(enoxaparin)
37
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ENOXAPARIN is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to treat existing blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.
Pradaxa
358
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Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is an expensive drug used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Pradaxa. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Savaysa
299
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EDOXABAN is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It is used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation. It is also used to treat or prevent blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.
heparin sodium
88
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HEPARIN is an anticoagulant. It is used to treat or prevent clots in the veins, arteries, lungs, or heart. It stops clots from forming or getting bigger. This medicine prevents clotting during open-heart surgery, dialysis, or in patients who are confined to bed.
Arixtra
(fondaparinux)
6,443
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FONDAPARINUX is used after knee, hip, or abdominal surgeries to prevent blood clotting. It is also used to treat existing blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.
Fragmin
1,488
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DALTEPARIN is used in combination with aspirin to prevent complications caused by unstable angina or heart attack. This medicine may be given to prevent blood clots in patients having a hip-replacement or abdominal surgery. It may also be used during the first few days after any surgery when patients are not able to walk. This is when blood clots are most likely to form.
Tnkase
5,371
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TENECTEPLASE is used to dissolve blood clots that form in certain blood vessels. This medicine is used when a blood clot in a heart artery causes a heart attack.
Angiomax
(bivalirudin)
260,375
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BIVALIRUDIN is an anticoagulant. It is used in a hospital setting to help prevent blood clots.
Defitelio
902
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Defibrotide is used to treat blocked, small blood vessels in the liver that can occur after stem cell transplant.

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.

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