UPDATE: The FDA announced that it will push back its decision on whether to approve the reversal agent AndexXa to May 4, 2018. The original review date was set for February 3, 2018, but the FDA wanted to consider additional information it had requested from Portola, the drug's manufacturer. (12/28/17). Risk of Bleeding … [Read more...]
Warfarin vs. Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xarelto, and Savaysa: Which is Better?
There in an ongoing debate amongst medical professionals concerning the effectiveness and safety of warfarin in comparison to the non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs)--such as Eliquis, Xarelto, Savaysa, and Pradaxa--for patients with atrial fibrillation. According to the Healio Cardiology today article, "Merits of warfarin, newer … [Read more...]
What’s in a Name? Debate on What to Call Novel Oral Anticoagulants
Recently, controversy has arisen over what to call the novel oral anticoagulant class of drugs, which includes Pradaxa, Xarelto, Savaysa, and Eliquis. The article "NOAC, DOAC, or TSOAC: What Should We Call Novel Oral Anticoagulants?" provides some interesting information about the different sides of this debate. Here is a list of the possible … [Read more...]