Medications

GI bleeding up for new users of rivaroxaban

Rivaroxaban is associated with increased rates of gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) compared with other direct oral anticoagulants, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Cardiology

Levetiracetam may reduce anticoagulation effect of rivaroxaban

Levetiracetam, a commonly used medication to prevent seizures, may reduce the anticoagulation effect of oral rivaroxaban in humans. As such, clinicians should measure direct oral anticoagulant plasma levels during treatment. ...

Cardiology

Rivaroxaban reduces risk in symptomatic PAD post-intervention

People with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who took the blood thinner rivaroxaban with aspirin after undergoing a procedure to treat blocked arteries in the leg (lower extremity revascularization) had a 15% reduction ...

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