Archive for the ‘Fondaparinux (Arixtra)’ Category
Stephan Moll, MD writes… LMWH (low molecular weight heparin) is the preferred anticoagulant in the pregnant patient. LMWH and warfarin are safe in the woman who is beast-feeding.
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto), dabigatran (Pradaxa) and apixaban (Eliquis) should not be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
“Is the generic version of Arixtra as safe and effective as brand Arixtra?” Answer: “Yes”.
The FDA evaluated and approved generic fondaparinux made by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. on July 11, 2011 Read the rest of this entry »
Once or twice daily injections of s.c. anticoagulants for prolonged periods of time can be bothersome and unacceptable for the patient. Use of a once weekly exchanged s.c. port, called Insuflon, can make longer-term s.c. anticoagulant therapy easier and more tolerable. Read the rest of this entry »