What are the top five blood thinners?
What are blood thinners?
- apixaban (Eliquis)
- betrixaban (Bevyxxa, Portola)
- dabigatran (Pradaxa)
- edoxaban (Savaysa)
- rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
What is the safest blood thinning medication? Safer Blood-Thinning Drugs to Prevent Stroke
The newer medications are Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), Eliquis (apixaban), and most recently Savaysa (edoxaban) — which work by preventing pooled blood in the heart from clotting. Unlike warfarin, the newer drugs are safer and easier for patients to use.
What is a good blood thinner medication? The FDA approved Xarelto and Eliquis nearly 10 years ago to prevent stroke and systemic blood clots in patients with Afib and for the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Many Afib patients are now choosing Xarelto or Eliquis over Coumadin.
What blood thinner has the least side effects? For instance, apixaban was associated with the lowest risk of major bleeding in a 2016 study published in the journal Chest, and the lowest risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in elderly adults compared with dabigatran and rivaroxaban in a study published in the journal Gastroenterology in 2017.