Which oral anticoagulants have been approved by the FDA for use in patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Nov 18, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Newer oral anticoagulants that have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) include the following:

  • One direct thrombin inhibitor: Dabigatran

  • Three factor Xa inhibitors: Rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban


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