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The New Oral Anticoagulants: Update on FDA Applications

Stephan Moll, MD writes…

 

1.  Pradaxa (Dabigatran)

  • Today, August 28th, 2013, it was announced that the FDA is reviewing the application by Boehringer-Ingelheim to get Pradaxa (dabigatran) approved for use in patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) – details here.
  • At present, in the US, Pradaxa is only FDA-approved for prevention of stroke and other arterial clots in patients with irregular heart beat.

2.  Eliquis (Apixaban)

  • On July 11th , 2013 the company making Eliquis applied for FDA approval of their drug for DVT and PE prevention after hip and knee replacement surgery – details here.
  • The company has not yet filed for approval of the drug for DVT and PE treatment.
  • At present, in the US, Eliquis is only FDA-approved for prevention of stroke and other arterial clots in patients with irregular heart beat.

3.  Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

  • Xarelto is, at present the only one of the new oral anticoagulants that is FDA-approved for the treatment of DVT and PE. It is also approved for (a) DVT and PE prevention after hip and knee replacement surgery, and (b) for prevention of stroke and other arterial clots in patients with irregular heart beat.

4.  Edoxaban

  • This new oral anticoagulant by the Japanese company Daiichi is not FDA-approved at this time and no FDA review of data is pending, as far as I know, for any indication.

 

Disclosure: I have consulted for Janssen, Daiichi, Boehringer Ingelheim.

Last updated: Aug 28th, 2013

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