WHAT ARE THE DOACs?
The term direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs, previously NOAC for novel oral anticoagulants) describes two classes of medications: direct thrombin inhibitor and factor Xa inhibitors. These drugs provide alternative oral anticoagulation options for management in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism without the need for specific dietary restrictions or monitoring typically required for patients taking vitamin K antagonists.
|Dabigatran (Pradaxa)||-Direct thrombin inhibitor
-First oral direct thrombin inhibitor
-Approved by FDA in 2010
-VTE prophylaxis ...