Shortage of Clexane: alternative treatment options

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information

In light of current shortage of Clexane, a table of licensed low molecular weight heparins and fondaparinux has been drawn up to compare/contrast key prescribing parameters and a section on DOACs included to highlight where they could be used in certain settings.

NOTE: Although the shortage has resolved, the memo has been retained, as this product is subject to intermittent shortages. The contents of the memo, however, have not been updated since the publication date.


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