The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for the extended treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), following at least 6 months of standard anticoagulation therapy.
Indications: Xarelto is a factor Xa inhibitor indicated for the reduction in the risk of recurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients at continued risk for recurrent DVT and/or PE after completion of initial treatment lasting at least 6 months (label update).
Dosage/administration: 10 mg once daily with or without food, after at least 6 months of standard anticoagulation treatment.
Adverse reactions: The most common adverse reaction (>5%) was bleeding.
Bayer receives FDA approval for Xarelto 10 mg once daily for the extended treatment of venous thromboembolism. [news release]. Berlin, Germany: Bayer; October 30, 2017. http://press.bayer.com/baynews/baynews.nsf/id/4DCD2EFF25773D4FC12581C600...$File/2017-0293E.pdf?open&mod=30.10.2017_12:54:03. Accessed November 12, 2017.
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