Overview of betrixaban and its role in clinical practice

  title={Overview of betrixaban and its role in clinical practice},
  author={Jona Lekura and J. Kalus},
  journal={American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy},
  • Jona Lekura, J. Kalus
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
  • Purpose. The role of betrixaban in the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in acutely medically ill patients and its efficacy and safety profiles are reviewed. Summary. Acutely medically ill patients have a high risk of developing VTE during hospitalization, and this risk continues into the postdischarge phase. Extended‐duration betrixaban therapy has been evaluated in a large clinical trial (the APEX trial) and in a meta‐analysis of pooled data on acutely medically ill patients. These… CONTINUE READING
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