Wednesday, June 10, 2015

10 things you should know about target-specific oral anticoagulants

Here are some stand-out facts and tips about the target-specific oral anticoagulants.  These agents are becoming increasingly popular in the last few years and there are some nuances among them that you’ll find here. 

To review, target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) includes dabigatran (Pradaxa), rivaroxaban (Xarelto), apixaban (Eliquis), and edoxaban (Savaysa).  They’re given orally with either once or twice daily dosing and you don’t need to (and in fact, can’t) monitor any coagulation labs in the typical clinical setting. 

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