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Factor Xa inhibitors

What are Factor Xa inhibitors?

Factor Xa inhibitors are a type of anticoagulant that work by selectively and reversibly blocking the activity of clotting factor Xa, preventing clot formation. They affect both factor Xa within the blood and within a preexisting clot. They do not affect platelet aggregation. They are used for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and acute pulmonary embolism, and to reduce the risk of stroke and embolism in people with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

Factor Xa is generated by both the extrinsic and intrinsic coagulation pathways and is responsible for activating prothrombin to thrombin. Factor Xa inhibitors have predictable anticoagulant effects and do not require routine monitoring, unlike some other anticoagulants.

Apixaban, edoxaban, fondaparinux, and rivaroxaban are all Factor Xa inhibitors.

List of Factor Xa inhibitors:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
Arixtra (Pro)
Generic name: fondaparinux
5 reviews
Xarelto (Pro)
Generic name: rivaroxaban
163 reviews
Eliquis (Pro)
Generic name: apixaban
107 reviews
Savaysa (Pro)
Generic name: edoxaban
2 reviews
Bevyxxa (Pro)
Generic name: betrixaban
0 reviewsAdd rating

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