Apixaban: A Novel Oral Inhibitor of Factor Xa

Edith Nutescu, Pharm.D., FCCP

Disclosures

Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2012;69(13):1113-1126. 

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Conclusion

Apixaban, a new anticoagulant, appears to offer an efficacy and safety profile comparable with that of enoxaparin for preventing VTE after orthopedic surgery, with the advantage of oral administration. In patients with AF, apixaban is more effective than either warfarin or aspirin for stroke prevention, with an acceptable safety profile.

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