A new report highlights the potential risk in concomitant use of the anticoagulant dabigatran, and phenytoin, a P-glycoprotein (P-gp) inducer used to treat seizure disorders.
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Praxbind, a reversal agent for the oral anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate), is now available in over 2,200 hospitals across the U.S
The study analyzed data from NVAF patients newly initiating treatment with dabigatran, rivaroxaban or apixaban.
Rivaroxaban, a non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulant, was found to have better persistence and lower discontinuation rates than, the VKA warfarin and the non-VKA, dabigatran.
Forty-eight percent of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, who are at the highest risk of stroke, were not prescribed oral anticoagulant (OAC) medication.