[General] The meaning of over in the" treat with aspirin over clexane"

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In a medical text, it say:
... treat with aspirin over claxane.
I can't get the meaning of over.
Does it mean instead of?

I have following idiom dictionary:
NTC's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears
But I couldn't see any entry for treat ... over

If I want to find it in Oxford Learner's Dic. or idiom Dic., where should I look for?
 

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In a medical text, it say:
... treat with aspirin over claxane.
I can't get the meaning of over.
Does it mean instead of?

I have following idiom dictionary:
NTC's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears
But I couldn't see any entry for treat ... over

If I want to find it in Oxford Learner's Dic. or idiom Dic., where should I look for?
Clexane (enoxaparin) is a type of injected heparin, a blood thinner. Aspirin also thins blood. These drugs are used in combination in a few disorders. This must be an American term. I guess it means that the basic treatment is the Clexane injections once a day, with oral aspirin 'covering' it.
 

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Clexane (enoxaparin) is a type of injected heparin, a blood thinner. Aspirin also thins blood. These drugs are used in combination in a few disorders. This must be an American term. I guess it means that the basic treatment is the Clexane injections once a day, with oral aspirin 'covering' it.

I was moved with your medicine knowledge. Clexane is trade name but you know it. Is it because of your knowledge or it is a common word in where you live?

Anyway here does the "over" means after and it complies using them together.
 

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Have a look at Raymott's profile in the 'About me' section.
 

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I was moved with your medicine knowledge. Clexane is trade name but you know it. Is it because of your knowledge or it is a common word in where you live?

Anyway here does the "over" means after and it complies using them together.
I used to be a doctor. As I said, I'm not familiar with that use of "over", so any further speculation would be guessing.
 

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I'm never opposed to a guess or two ;-) If the book is an American book, the phrase might possibly mean "Choose aspirin over Clexane in treating this ailment."
 

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I'm never opposed to a guess or two ;-) If the book is an American book, the phrase might possibly mean "Choose aspirin over Clexane in treating this ailment."
Yes, the context would certainly help. If the sentence was "If the patient is allergic to Clexane, treat with aspirin over Clexane" then I'm obviously wrong.
 
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