What is Fondaparinux?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Arixtra

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Fondaparinux is a Factor Xa Inhibitor that is used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement, hip fracture, or abdominal surgery; treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent blood clotting 6 4
Deep vein thrombosis 3 1
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 2 1
Factor V Leiden 1 2
Raised homocysteine levels 1 0
Subclavian vein clot 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fondaparinux

Side effect Patients
Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fondaparinux

Dosage Patients
5 mg/0.4 mL daily 1
7.5 mg/0.6 mL daily 1
10 mg/0.8 mL daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Fondaparinux

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Fondaparinux

Duration

Currently taking Fondaparinux

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Fondaparinux

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fondaparinux after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Warfarin (Coumadin) 3
Enoxaparin (Lovenox) 1
Heparin 1
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 1

Patients stopped taking Fondaparinux and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Fondaparinux.