These low molecular weight heparins are a lot more expensive but an advantage is that there is less chance of bleeding. The dosage is based on weight. There’s nothing to monitor them though like the aPTT test, so all we could hope for is that there is no bleeding occurring.
The low molecular weight heparins are administered subcutaneously and it can be utilized for ambulatory care therapy except insurances don’t tend to cover it.
- Less bleeding reactions
- Subcutaneous administration
- Can be utilized for ambulatory care therapy
- Enoxaparin (Lovenox®)
- Dalteparin (Fragmin®)