Dabigatran is an anticoagulant that works by blocking the clotting protein thrombin. Dabigatran is used to prevent blood clots from forming because of a certain irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). Preventing these blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a stroke.
The FDA has approved edoxaban (Savaysa – Daiichi Sankyo), a once-daily, oral, direct factor Xa inhibitor, for treatment of venous thromoboembolism (VTE) and for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Rivaroxaban, sold under the brand name Xarelto, among others, is an oral anticoagulant medication (blood thinner). It is commonly used to prevent blood clots. It was initially developed by Bayer. In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica.
Anticoagulant Medication Warfarin (Coumadin) Warfarin is a type of anticoagulant medication that helps prevent clots from forming in the blood. Illness, diet, medication changes, and physical activities may affect how your blood clots and how the warfarin works. The medicine is commonly prescribed and safe, but certain precautions are necessary.