Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants are used in the treatment of Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis?

Updated: Jul 16, 2018
  • Author: Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Anticoagulants

Unfractionated IV heparin and fractionated low-molecular-weight SC heparins are the 2 options in anticoagulation therapy.

Heparin

Augments activity of antithrombin III and prevents conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin. Does not actively lyse thrombus but able to inhibit further thrombogenesis. Prevents reaccumulation of clot after spontaneous fibrinolysis. Various dosing nomograms available.


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