Are newer and pricier anticoagulants safer and more effective for preventing blood clots after joint replacement surgery? Aspirin and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) are compared.
There was a time when warfarin (Coumadin) was the main blood thinner prescribed to prevent clots. Newer anticoagulants include Eliquis, Pradaxa & Xarelto.
Side effects of the new generation anticoagulants like Eliquis (apixaban), Pradaxa (dabigatran) and Xarelto (rivaroxaban) can be scary. What's the latest?
Australian investigators show that there is significant value in using aspirin to prevent blood clots in patients who have previously had one.