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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Arixtra (Overview)

Arixtra is a factor XA inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Limited: This particular agent is only given subcutaneously so its use is pretty much limited to, if we just focus on atrial fibrillation here, those patients who cannot take an oral anticoagulant but are felt by their doctors to be at high risk for an embolic stroke or event in the setting of atrial fibrillation. There are oral medications that have similar mechanisms of action and validated efficacy. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
13 doctors shared insights

Arixtra (Overview)

Arixtra is a factor XA inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug (blood and coagulation drug).


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A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?

A-fib, stroke prophylaxis: arixtra works diff from warfarin, no approval by fda & no studies establishing its effectiveness. How can it be acceptable?

Agree with you: Arixta is effective in for venous blood clots. It works faster than warfarin but has to be injected, so it is given temporarily. Sometimes it is selected bec of a Heparin allergy. For atrial fibrillation, there are 3 new pills (pradaxa, xarelto, eliquis) that can be used instead of warfarin. They are very attractive because they dont require monthly blood test monitoring. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take arixtra while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take arixtra while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: Arixtra is a pregnancy category b medication, meaning animal studies show no risk or adverse fetal effects. There may not be any controlled studies in humans, but it is generally considered safe. In lactation, it's safety is unknown. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had multia blood clots in eyes for last 3 years. cumudin didnt stop them, arixtra daily injections?

What to do if I have had multia blood clots in eyes for last 3 years. cumudin didnt stop them, arixtra daily injections?

Blood clots: How is your vision in the eye with the clots ? Further treatment will depend on your vision. Your Ophthalmogist is the best one to guide you on the treatment. ...Read more

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My Crcl is 88 ml/min, how many days must i stopped arixtra 2,5mg injection before CABG?

My Crcl is 88 ml/min, how many days must i stopped arixtra 2,5mg injection before CABG?

GFR: Your creatinine clearance or GFR is perfect. You should ask the Cardio-Thoracic surgeon when to stop Arixtra, which is a blood thinner. Good luck with your surgery ! ...Read more

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My CrCl 88 mL / min, how long arixtra 2.5mg injections lost in the blood before CABG?

4- 5 days : Half life is 17 h, CABG is major surgery. Some surgeons may feel comfortable with only 3 days. Usually you get specific recommendations from the surgeon' s office prior to your surgery. ...Read more

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Can fondaparinux sodium affect your period?

Can fondaparinux sodium affect your period?

Yes, sometimes: Fondaparinux (trade name arixtra) is an anticoagulant ("blood thinner") related to heparin. Anticoagulants decrease blood clotting and therefore, menses can be heavier. You should discuss this medication with your doctor to ensure you are on the right dose. Just monitor your reaction and your doc can adjust dose and work with gyn to get it right. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Fondaparinux Sodium (Definition)

Fondaparinux sodium is a factor XA inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more