NEW BLOOD THINNER “ANTIDOTE” TO HELP DOCTORS MOVE PAST WARFARIN

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Today, new drugs(ANDEXANET ALFA) for promoting clotting and reducing bleeding episodes especially during surgery and as a side effect of taking certain drugs have been produced. Before now, doctors were held back from prescribing certain drugs for patients health for fear that they might affect normal clotting and increase bleeding, although warfarin was an option, it was not very effective. However, for now it uncommon as it is expected to enter the market in 2016 and expensive but according to Dr. Jerrold Levy, “it increases the safety margin” big time…

 

REFERENCE: MEDSCAPE, DECEMBER 23, 2015.

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