Saturday, 17 October 2015 10:10

Anticoagulation news items. Weeks commencing 12th October 2015

Revised SPC: Eliquis (apixaban) film-coated tablets

electronic Medicines Compendium

Information regarding the use of alternative methods of administration of apixaban tablets (crushed tablets) has been added to sections 4.2 and 5.2. Recommendations on use of prothrombin complex concentrates to reverse its anticoagulant effect have been added to 4.9.


Riociguat (Adempas®) for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension

All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

Riociguat is recommended for use in NHS Wales for treatment of adults with WHO class II- III inoperable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH); or persistent or recurrent CTEPH after surgical treatment to improve exercise capacity providing PAS is utilised.



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