Idarucizumab: A Review as a Reversal Agent for Dabigatran

  title={Idarucizumab: A Review as a Reversal Agent for Dabigatran},
  author={Yahiya Y. Syed},
  journal={American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs},
  • Yahiya Y. Syed
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
  • Idarucizumab (Praxbind®), a humanized monoclonal antibody, is a specific reversal agent for the direct oral thrombin inhibitor dabigatran, available as its prodrug dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa®). Idarucizumab is approved in several countries (including the USA, the EU, Canada and Australia) for use in adult patients on dabigatran when the reversal of its anticoagulant effects is required for emergency surgery/procedures or in the event of life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. In the… CONTINUE READING
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