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Antidote for apixaban

Kevin Fortier, Deepti Shroff, Uday N Reebye
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are approved novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) as alternatives to Vitamin K antagonists (VKA). Physicians are prescribing an ever-increasing amount these drugs to their patients due to various advantages over existing medications. AIMS: The objective of this review is to provide the dental professional with current literature surrounding the emergence of NOACs, as well as various case studies on the subject, in an effort to guide clinical decision making regarding these medications...
February 28, 2018: Gerodontology
Jerrold H Levy, James Douketis, Jeffrey I Weitz
The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) include dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and apixaban, betrixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban, which inhibit coagulation factor Xa. Although clinical studies of NOACs were conducted without antidotes, patient outcomes with major bleeding when receiving NOACs were no worse than those in patients treated with a vitamin K antagonist. Nonetheless, in patients with life-threatening bleeding or requiring urgent surgery, the capacity for rapid NOAC reversal is likely to increase patient safety...
January 18, 2018: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
Sean T Chen, Manesh R Patel
In patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), oral anticoagulation is important for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (SE). While Vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) have historically been the standard of care, these medications are limited by numerous food and drug interactions with onerous requirements for frequent monitoring and dose adjustments. Over the past decade, several novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been developed to directly inhibit factor IIa/thrombin (dabigatran) or activated factor X (apixaban, rivaroxaban, edoxaban)...
January 13, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Andrew C Faust, Dang M Tran, Catherine Lo, Sophia Lai, Lyndsay Sheperd, Mary Liu, Tina Denetclaw
OBJECTIVE: To report 2 cases of nonoperable intracranial bleeding associated with apixaban managed by 3-factor prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC3). CASE SUMMARIES: Case 1 presented with a 1.3-cm left parieto-occipital hemorrhage and a thin subdural hematoma (SDH) on the left tentorium of the brain about 6 hours after his last dose of apixaban. Case 2 presented with a 4-mm left parafalcine SDH with time of most recent apixaban dose unknown. The patients received 24...
February 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Anna Plitt, Sameer Bansilal
The nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban are used for the reduction of the risk of stroke or systemic embolism (SEE) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The purpose of this review is to highlight the safety and efficacy results of the pivotal NOAC clinical trials for use in NVAF, discuss some of the unique management challenges in the use of NOACs in special populations, summarize data on emerging and novel indications, and address potential future directions...
February 2017: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
Scott Kaatz, Charles E Mahan, Asaad Nakhle, Kulothungan Gunasekaran, Mahmoud Ali, Robert Lavender, David G Paje
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review was to offer practical management strategies for when patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants require elective surgery or present with bleeding complications. RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical practice guidelines are now available on the timing of periprocedural interruption of treatment with the newer direct oral anticoagulants based on their pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics and based on findings from cohort studies and clinical trials...
October 24, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
D S Chadha, P Bharadwaj
Vitamin K antagonists are an effective group of oral anticoagulants. However because of genetic variability in their metabolism and multiple food and drug interactions, these drugs have narrow therapeutic window with unpredictable anticoagulant effects requiring constant monitoring. Several newer direct acting oral anticoagulants have been approved for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and treatment or prevention of venous thromboembolism. The direct acting oral anticoagulants include the direct thrombin inhibitor (dabigatran) and the factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban)...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
Jordan Leitch, Janet van Vlymen
PURPOSE: Patients are increasingly treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. When these patients present for urgent or emergent surgical procedures, they present a challenge to the anesthesiologist who must manage perioperative risk due to anticoagulation. The purpose of this module is to review the literature surrounding the perioperative management of DOACs. Timing, laboratory monitoring, and availability of reversal agents are important considerations to optimize patients being treated with DOACs who require emergent surgery...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Mashio Nakamura, Norikazu Yamada, Masaaki Ito
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) were developed to compensate for the demerits of warfarin. In Japan, three factor Xa inhibitors are used for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE): edoxaban, rivaroxaban, and apixaban. Despite problems, such as the inability to monitor their effect and the lack of an antidote, these inhibitors have the same efficacy as conventional treatment with warfarin, and they are associated with a significantly high degree of safety in relation to hemorrhagic complications. East Asians, including Japanese, suffer from hemorrhage more frequently; therefore, DOACs are considered to be highly effective...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Nicholas T Edwards, Erica D Greanya, I Fan Kuo, Peter S Loewen, Celia L Culley
Background With an increasing number of options for atrial fibrillation (AF) stroke prophylaxis, there are several medication-related factors to consider. This study aimed to gain a better understanding of which preference factors influence patient decisions when selecting AF stroke prophylaxis. Objective To determine the factors that influence patient stroke prophylaxis decisions and preferred therapeutic options. Methods A questionnaire about AF stroke prophylaxis medication options was distributed to participants at risk of AF...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
Sarah Monagle, John W Eikelboom, Kuan H Ng, Vinai C Bhagirath
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are effective in preventing and treating venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in atrial fibrillation. Until recently, there has been no specific reversal agent for DOACs. Now, a specific antidote for the direct thrombin inhibitor, dabigatran has been approved for use, and antidotes for factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban) are being developed. We review the evidence for currently used and emerging reversal strategies, and discuss possible clinical implications, including increased prescription of DOACs, use of DOACs in clinical situations previously felt to pose too great a risk of bleeding, and use of reversal agents beyond currently approved indications...
March 2017: Future Cardiology
Valentina Arnao, Marianna Riolo, Antonino Tuttolomondo, Antonio Pinto, Brigida Fierro, Paolo Aridon
Non vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are direct and specific inhibitors of the coagulation factors IIa (dabigatran) and Xa (apixaban, rivaroxaban, edoxaban) which share many pharmacokinetic properties. However, indications are lacking regarding the use of NOACs during thrombolysis, surgery and bleeding events. Areas covered: In this paper, the authors retrospectively analyzed the relevant literature on the NOACs using the PubMed and Google Scholar databases. Expert commentary: Although warfarin is effective in cardioembolic stroke prevention, easier handling and more favorable risk-benefit profile often render NOACs a more preferable therapy choice for neurologists...
June 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
Jana Michalcová, Miroslav Penka, Alena Buliková, Jiřina Zavřelová, Andrea Štěpařová
In recent years the options of anticoagulant/antithrombotic therapy have extended with new - direct oral anticoagulants, comprising direct thrombin inhibitors (dabigatran etexilate) and direct factor Xa inhibitors (rivaroxaban, apixaban). These agents represent another progress towards "the ideal antithrombotic drug", and thus towards a safe and effective antithrombotic therapy. The following article provides actual review and recommendations for clinical practice, including laboratory assessment and management of emergency situations...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Prajwal Dhakal, Supratik Rayamajhi, Vivek Verma, Krishna Gundabolu, Vijaya R Bhatt
Bleeding is the most common complication of all anticoagulants. Any bleeding patient on an anticoagulant should be risk-stratified based on hemodynamic instability, source of bleeding, and degree of blood loss. Although minor bleed may be managed with discontinuation of anticoagulant, major bleed may require transfusion of blood products and use of specific antidote. The residual effects of each anticoagulant may be monitored with distinct coagulation assay. Intravenous or oral vitamin K can reverse the effect of warfarin within 24 to 48 hours and is indicated for any bleeding, international normalized ratio of >10 or 4...
July 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Lai Heng Lee
The group of new oral anticoagulants or NOACs, now termed direct oral anticoagulants or DOACs, with their favourable results from large scale phase III clinical trials, represent a major advancement and expanded armamentarium in antithrombotic therapy. Dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban are now in clinical routine use for prevention and treatment of arterial and venous thrombotic diseases as addressed in their clinical trials. Usage of the DOACs is expected to increase as clinicians gain more experience and reassurance with data from the real world studies which are generally consistent with that from clinical trials...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
N G Khorev, A P Momot, V O Kon'kova
During the last 10 years, several novel direct oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have entered the clinical arena and were registered in the Russian Federation for use in patients presenting with atrial fibrillation, venous thrombosis, and pulmonary artery thromboembolism. NOACs are classified into two groups: direct thrombin inhibitor (notably dabigatran) and factor Xa inhibitors (including rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban). Their disadvantage is lack of specific antidotes in case of an emergency situation (injury, infarction, stroke requiring thrombolysis, urgent operation)...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Zaheer Ahmed, Seemeen Hassan, Gary A Salzman
Warfarin was the only oral anticoagulant available for the treatment of venous thromboembolism for about half a century until the recent approval of novel oral agents dabigatran, rivoraxaban and apixaban. This presents new classes of medications less cumbersome to use. They do not require frequent laboratory monitoring or have nurmerous drug interactions. On the other hand it also poses a challenge to the physicians deciding which agent to use in specific patient populations, how to predict the bleeding risk compared to warfarin and between the different novel agents and how to manage bleeding with relatively recent discovery of few potential antidotes...
April 2016: Current Drug Therapy
Kelly C Rogers, Melanie P Shelton, Shannon W Finks
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs), originally developed as an alternative for vitamin K antagonists, are shifting the landscape of antithrombotic therapy. DOACs such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban offer enhancements in safety, convenience, and efficacy compared with warfarin. However, as choices for oral anticoagulation therapy have increased, so has the need for effectual antidotes before urgent surgical procedures and for the reversal of serious adverse events caused by DOACs. To date, one antidote has been FDA approved in the United States for the reversal of dabigatran, and two antidotes are undergoing phase 2and 3clinical trials...
November 2016: Cardiology in Review
Antonio Bellasi, Luca Di Lullo, Gianvincenzo Melfa, Claudio Minoretti, Carlo Ratti, Carlo Campana, Maurizio Volpi, Stefano Mangano, Biagio Di Iorio, Mario Cozzolino
The new or direct oral anticoagulants [new oral anticoagulants (NOAC) or direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC)] were launched in the Italian market in 2013. Although these compounds share common pharmacological indications with vitamin K antagonists (warfarin or acenocumarol), they have different mechanisms of action, do not require a constant anticoagulant monitoring but are more efficacious and safer than vitamin K antagonists. The use of these molecules (Dabigatran, Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Betrixaban, Edoxaban) is constantly rising in daily practice...
July 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Marcel Levi
BACKGROUND: Recently, a new generation of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) with a greater specificity towards activated coagulation factors was introduced based on encouraging results for efficacy and safety in clinical studies. An initial limitation of these new drugs was the absence of an adequate strategy to reverse the effect if a bleeding event occurs or an urgent invasive procedure has to be carried out. MAIN TEXT: Specific reversing agents for DOACs have become available, however, and are now evaluated in clinical studies...
August 20, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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