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What is the most promising replacement for warfarin for dvt?

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Dr. Shane Parmer
Surgery - Vascular
8 doctors agree

In brief: New and Improved?

There are two newer oral agents, xarelto(rivaroxaban) and pradaxa(dabigatran) that may eventually replace warfarin use for most purposes.
Currently Pradaxa is only approved for prevention of stroke in afib patients, though i believe they are working on a DVT indication. Xarelto is currently indicated for afib as well as DVT prophylaxis. Neither require monitoring like warfarin.

In brief: New and Improved?

There are two newer oral agents, xarelto(rivaroxaban) and pradaxa(dabigatran) that may eventually replace warfarin use for most purposes.
Currently Pradaxa is only approved for prevention of stroke in afib patients, though i believe they are working on a DVT indication. Xarelto is currently indicated for afib as well as DVT prophylaxis. Neither require monitoring like warfarin.
Dr. Shane Parmer
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Dr. Linda Harris
The indication for Xarelto for DVT prophylaxis is only for orthopedic patients currently. The newer agents are promising, but caution should be used, as discontinuation has been associated with increased stroke risk.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rivaroxaban

Or xarelto is now indicated for the treatment of dvt, not just prophylaxis.
We are using this more and more as first line therapy.

In brief: Rivaroxaban

Or xarelto is now indicated for the treatment of dvt, not just prophylaxis.
We are using this more and more as first line therapy.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many new drugs

Fortunately, there are a number of new drugs that are being tested which could someday replace warfarin for dvt.
Currently, the drugs that are most likely to replace warfarin most quickly are called oral direct thrombin inhibitors and anti-xa inhibitors. They are in use for some indications now but the fda hasn't approved them for DVT treatment yet.

In brief: Many new drugs

Fortunately, there are a number of new drugs that are being tested which could someday replace warfarin for dvt.
Currently, the drugs that are most likely to replace warfarin most quickly are called oral direct thrombin inhibitors and anti-xa inhibitors. They are in use for some indications now but the fda hasn't approved them for DVT treatment yet.
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