Blog Posts - Anticoagulants

High Disability and Death Rates in Bleeds Associated with New Oral Anticoagulants

In the trailer for the movie Jaws 2 they show a swimmer in the ocean with a deep voice saying, “Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water…” followed by the classic music associated with a shark attack and a big fin approaching...
by Boca Raton Concierge Doctor on Dec 18, 2015

Xarelto, Savaysa, Pradaxa, And Eliquis: Safety Secondary To Ease Of Use Is "A Major Wrong Turn" Says Drug Watchdog Group

This New Generation Of Oral Anticoagulants Has Bleeding-Related Adverse Reactions Including Gastrointestinal And Intracranial Bleeds (Posted by Tom Lamb at The ISMP QuarterWatch published on September 23, 2015 includes an examina...
by Drug Injury Watch on Oct 9, 2015

Eliquis Antidote Will Come Too Late For People Who Suffered Serious Bleeding Events, Some Which Caused The Deaths Of Patients

Advertisements As Well As Prescribing Information / Drug Label Seem To Downplay The Fact That There Is No Reversal Agent For Eliquis, Yet (Posted by Tom Lamb at In print advertisements for their relatively new blood thinner medic...
by Drug Injury Watch on Dec 20, 2014

Xarelto: Drug-Induced Liver Injury Warning Should Be Added To Drug Label Prescribing Information For Xarelto Say Medical Researchers

Medical Journal Article Reports On Two Patients Who Experienced Severe Liver Damage Onset During Xarelto Treatment (Posted by Tom Lamb at Most adverse drug reaction case reports associated with the still relatively new anticoagul...
by Drug Injury Watch on Nov 10, 2014

Fall With Dementia and No Change from Baseline Mental Status

This happens many times every day. A patient falls and may have hit her head, but there is no change from her normal mental status. To complicate matter, she takes an anticoagulant. There are no clear signs of serious trauma. so should we automatica...
by Rogue Medic on Jul 31, 2014

Do blood thinners really prevent blood clots?

My surgeon wants me to take a blood thinner after I have my total hip replacement. How do these drugs really prevent blood clots? Major orthopedic surgery such as a total hip or total knee replacement does put patients at an increased risk for blood...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Feb 13, 2013

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