dabigatran Tagged Articles

Increased risk of stroke in patients at start of warfarin treatment

Posted: December 27, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Patients with a common irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation are typically put on blood thinners, such as the long-prescribed warfarin, to help prevent strokes caused by blood clots. However, patients are especially vulnerable to stroke when they first start

New black box warning added to blood thinner Pradaxa

Posted: May 26, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Stopping treatment of the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) increases the risk of stroke, according to a new black box warning placed on the drug’s label. Pradaxa is an anticoagulant that was approved in 2010 for the prevention of strokes in

Blood thinner Pradaxa may increase risk of flu, other viral infections

Posted: April 21, 2013 Pharmaceutical

The blood thinner Pradaxa may increase the risk and severity of certain viral infections including the flu and myocarditis, an infection that attacks the heart and causes sudden death, a new study suggests.

Officials offer theories why Pradaxa associated with so many bleeding events

Posted: April 8, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Theories abound as to why bleeding risks with the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) appear greater than the long-used Coumadin (warfarin). In a perspective published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials speculate the

Atrial fibrillation patients should be aware of risks associated with Pradaxa vs. Warfarin

Posted: February 27, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Anticoagulants are often given to patients with a type of heart rhythm abnormality known as atrial fibrillation to prevent strokes. The reasoning is that in people with atrial fibrillation, the upper chambers of the heart pump abnormally causing blood to

Antidote in development for new blood thinners Xarelto, Eliquis

Posted: February 25, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Four drug companies have signed on to fund Protola Pharmaceuticals’ experimental antidote for reversing the effect of Factor Xa inhibitor drugs, blood thinners that block the activity of clotting Factor Xa and prevent blood clots from developing or getting worse.

Anti-clotting drug Eliquis gets FDA approval

Posted: January 3, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Eliquis, a new anti-clotting drug developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer as an alternative to the decades-old warfarin (Coumadin), has finally won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Boehringer Ingelheim updates Pradaxa label to include heart valve contraindication

Posted: January 2, 2013 Pharmaceutical

Boehringer Ingelheim announced that labels of its blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) will be updated to include a new contraindication related to use in patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves. The decision to add the new contraindication was made after an

Clinical trial on blood thinner Pradaxa terminated due to safety concerns

Posted: December 17, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A clinical trial studying the stroke and blood clot preventative effects of the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran) in patients with mechanical heart valves was terminated after an interim review of the data by the trial’s Data Safety Monitoring Board.

Bayer expects to reap billions from new blood thinner Xarelto

Posted: November 17, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Bayer is banking on five of its prescription drugs to bring in more than $7 million in annual sales, including its blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban), which is approved for various uses in 120 countries, including the United States. Bayer also