Saturday, 02 May 2015 16:23

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 27th April 2015

Comparative risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and warfarin: population based cohort study

British Medical Journal

A US analysis of almost 220 000 new users of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or warfarin (2010-2013) found that risk of GI bleeding with dabigatran or rivoroxaban was similar to warfarin but risk exceeded that of warfarin with age, particularly in those over 75 years.

 

Risk of gastrointestinal bleeding associated with oral anticoagulants: population based retrospective cohort study

British Medical Journal

A US analysis (n= 46,000) found that neither dabigatran nor rivaroxaban was associated with a statistically significantly increased risk of GI bleeding relative to warfarin. However the study had wide confidence intervals and an increased risk of bleeding cannot be ruled out.

 

 Positive CHMP opinion for edoxaban (Lixiana™) for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation and treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

European Medicines Agency

The CHMP has adopted a positive opinion recommending approval of edoxaban (Lixiana™), for prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adults with atrial fibrillation and for treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

 

 

The above records have been identified by UKMi and feature in the NICE Medicines Awareness Service. Further details on this service can be found at:

http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/about-evidence-services/content-and-sources/medicines-information/new-medicines-awareness-services