TITLE

Pros and cons of dabigatran

AUTHOR(S)
Cheng, Christine M.; McCurdy, Megan R.; Wong, Heather A.; Kayser, Steven R.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;8/15/2011, Vol. 68 Issue 16, p1495
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the pros and cons of dabigatran etexilate which is the first oral direct thrombin inhibitor and the first oral anticoagulant. It offers details on the limitations of dabigatran and suggests avoiding its use by patients who are unable to swallow the whole capsule. Also mentioned is the RE-LY trial that recommends dabigatran for patients with poor quality of International Normalized Ratio (INR) control, and in whom medication adherence is expected to be high.
ACCESSION #
64451892

 

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