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Is Arixtra effective for superficial vein thrombosis?

Superficial vein thrombosis is the presence of blood clots in the leg veins that are very close to the skin. In most cases, superficial vein thrombosis is more commonly known as varicose veins. This condition can be painful, but also very noticeable to patients. It can also lead to a greater risk of deep vein thrombosis, where a blood clot can be much more dangerous or even fatal. Arixtra is a blood-thinning prescription drug that has shown effectiveness for the treatment of superficial vein thrombosis.

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