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Is Lovenox (heparin) available in pill form yet How long

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Is Lovenox (heparin) available in pill form yet? How long? I heard it was approved in Europe - true?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 7 years ago.

I believe you are inquiring about Xarelto. It is an oral anticoagulant that is being used in Europe for people undergoing knee and hip replacement. It is undergoing clinical trials and evaluation in the US but is not approved yet by the FDA.

If you have any other questions, let me know. I know it would be wonderful to not have to get injections every day!
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