On June 23, 2017, a new anticoagulant drug called BevyxXa (betrixaban) was approved by the FDA for the prevention of venous thromboembolism and pulmonary embolism. This drug acts as a direct Factor Xa inhibitor, similar to the other anticoagulant drugs Eliquis, Savaysa, and Xarelto. Unlike the anticoagulant Pradaxa, which is a direct … [Read more...]
Can SGLT-2 Inhibitor Diabetes Drugs Increase Your Risk of Stroke?
While we have frequently discussed DKA, kidney damage, and amputations as possible side effects of diabetes drugs in the SGLT-2 inhibitors class -- such as Farxiga, Invokana, Jardiance -- strokes and thromboembolic events are also considered potential harmful effects of these drugs. Based on FAERS reports received during the second quarter of … [Read more...]
Birth Control Pills Series: Are the Current FDA Label Warnings Enough?
In the previous article of my blog series on Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Safyral, and Beyaz, I discussed the devastating side effects that can result from using these DRSP-containing birth control pills. For my final article in this series, I will discuss the current drug label warnings for these drugs, and contemplate whether these warnings … [Read more...]
Birth Control Pills Series: The Devastating Side Effects
The first article of my blog series on Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, Gianvi, Safyral, and Beyaz discussed how Yaz in particular was marketed to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)--before PMDD was even classified as a medical condition--so that the drug manufacturer, Bayer, could increase their profits. In this article, I will provide … [Read more...]