Drug Safety

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 26–31 | Cite as

A Comparative Review of the Adverse Effect Profiles of Heparins and Heparinoids

  • Lars C. Borris
  • Micheal R. Lassen
Review Articles Drug Experience


On the basis of the results of the 11 studies reviewed, thromboprophylaxis with unfractionated heparin, low molecular weight (LMW) heparin or a heparinoid (danaparoid sodium; Org 10172) in patients undergoing total hip replacement did not show any important clinical differences with respect to the tolerability profiles of the different compounds. However, as a result of the great variability in the presentation and evaluation of blood losses and bleeding complications in these studies, it is mandatory to perform a direct comparison of the different compounds in question in a double-blind, prospective clinical study.


Heparin Unfractionated Heparin Dalteparin Nadroparin Dihydroergotamine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lars C. Borris
    • 1
  • Micheal R. Lassen
    • 1
  1. 1.The Venous Thrombosis Group, Department of OrthopaedicsAalborg HospitalAalborgDenmark

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