Navigation Links
FDA Approves Xarelto to Prevent Stroke in People With Common Type of Abnormal Heart Rhythm
Date:11/4/2011

SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have abnormal heart rhythm (non-valvular atrial fibrillation).

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)

Atrial fibrillation occurs in more than 2 million Americans and is one of the most common types of abnormal heart rhythm. In atrial fibrillation, the beating of the heart's two upper heart chambers (atria) is irregular and poorly coordinated. This leads to blood pooling in these chambers, resulting in blood clots. Non-valvular atrial fibrillation refers to atrial fibrillation in patients who do not have significant problems in their heart valves.

"Atrial fibrillation can lead to the formation of blood clots, which can travel to the brain, blocking blood flow and causing a disabling stroke," said Norman Stockbridge, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. "This approval gives doctors and patients another treatment option for a condition that must be managed carefully."

A stroke occurs if the flow of blood to a portion of the brain is blocked. If brain cells die or are damaged because of a stroke, symptoms occur in the parts of the body that these brain cells control. Stroke symptoms include sudden weakness; paralysis or numbness of the face, arms, or legs; trouble speaking or understanding speech; and trouble seeing.

The safety and efficacy of Xarelto were evaluated in a clinical trial with more than 14,000 patients comparing Xarelto with the anti-clotting drug warfarin. In the trial, Xarelto was similar to warfarin in its ability to prevent stroke.

For people taking the drug for atrial fibrillation, Xarelto should be
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. FDA Approves Lillys Osteoporosis Drug EVISTA(R) (raloxifene HCl) to Reduce The Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer in Two Populations of Postmenopausal Women
2. Health Canada Approves ATRIPLA(R) (efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/ tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg), the First Once-Daily Single Tablet Regimen for HIV
3. FDA Approves Cymbalta(R) for Maintenance Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder
4. European Commission Approves ATRIPLA(R) (efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg), the First Once-Daily Single Tablet Regimen for Virologically Suppressed Adults With HIV-1 Infection
5. FDA Approves MiddleBrooks Amoxicillin PULSYS for Pharyngitis/Tonsillitis in Adolescents and Adults
6. FDA Approves XYZAL(R) (levocetirizine dihydrochloride) Oral Solution for the Relief of Seasonal and Year Round Allergies and Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
7. UM Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program Approves 18 Collaborative Research Projects, Worth $4.4 Million, Between University Faculty, State Technology Companies
8. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) for the Acute Treatment of Manic and Mixed Episodes Associated With Bipolar I Disorder in Pediatric Patients (10 to 17 Years of Age)
9. U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ORENCIA(R) (abatacept) for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) in Patients Six Years and Older
10. FDA Approves HIFU Clinical Trial for Recurrent Prostate Cancer
11. EPA Approves XDS-CALUX(R) as Alternate Dioxin Test Method 4435
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 According to a ... Identification (RFID) Market (Tags, Readers, Middleware, Printers and Cabinets) ... Forecast, 2014 - 2020" the global radiofrequency identification (RFID) ... and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... value of USD 5.3 billion in 2020. ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014  In recognition of the increased ... from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, ... declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because ... is important that adults ages 65 years and ... CVS pharmacists and MinuteClinic nurse practitioners and physician ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014   Venaxis, Inc.  (Nasdaq:  APPY), ... obtaining FDA clearance for and commercializing its CE Marked ... aiding in identifying children, adolescent, and young adult patients ... for appendicitis, today announced it will present at three ... Annual Global Investment Conference being held in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) Market in Healthcare is Expected to Reach USD 5.3 Billion Globally by 2020: Transparency Market Research 5September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic 2September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic 3September is Senior Vaccination Month at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic 4Venaxis to Present at September Investor Conferences 2Venaxis to Present at September Investor Conferences 3
... 26, 2011 In a ceremony today, the University ... Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint ... of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging. ... Academy of Sciences Vice President Li Jiayang signed an ...
... 26, 2011 Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX ... overview at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on June ... The live and archived webcast of the company ... Idenix Investor Center at www.idenix.com . Please log in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:University of Pennsylvania Announces Partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for ... obesity, researchers warn. The study authors analyzed data collected ... and 21. Nearly one-fifth of them got less than six ... and this group was 20 percent more likely to be ... eight hours of sleep per night at age 16, the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs ... and pump their "arms" to get aloft? , The answer ... new University of California, Berkeley, study provides a new piece ... in midair, a talent that could have helped their ancestors ... The study looked at how baby birds, in this case ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Christophe ... NJ Top Doc, Dr. Christophe Oliveira, has just ... examiner for the department of transportation. Dr. Oliveira ... perform all drug testing for commercial drivers. , ... musculoskeletal disorders including disk herniations, spinal stenosis, muscle ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 (BRONX, NY) Researchers from Albert Einstein ... have developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), ... different strain, the Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV), is now devastating West ... Ebola outbreaks (most recently in 2012) that have killed ... in ACS Chemical Biology . , Between 30 ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy ... groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational ... has officially received the final regulatory approval from ... enrollment for the trial can begin. , In ... Glioblastoma Trial," TGen and its clinical partners will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 2Health News:Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight 2Health News:Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight 3Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Christophe Oliveira of Rehabilitation Instiute of North Jersey 2Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Christophe Oliveira of Rehabilitation Instiute of North Jersey 3Health News:Drug shows promise against Sudan strain of Ebola in mice 2Health News:TGen receives approval for patient enrollment in brain cancer clinical trial 2
... New Delhi – This is good news for the families ... products. ,India’s drive to discourage people from ... all cigarette packets will include graphic descriptions of inherent health ... and mouth cancers will be displayed on the packs. Poignant ...
... Health (MoH), United Arab Emirates has revealed 645 cases of ... reported Wednesday. ,"Only a few cases were reported ... Ali Shukur, Under-secretary of the Ministry of Health was quoted ... attached to the fatal transmissible disorder was impeding to collect ...
... would soon be launching a major initiative to reduce ... it has been announced. ,Under the scheme ... (IMNCI), health volunteers, along with doctors and nurses, will ... a senior Health Ministry official. ,Under the ...
... “Withdrawal symptoms related to smoking can be better handled with ... the medical// journal Addiction. ,Dr. Adrian Taylor from ... study revealed that moderate exercise certainly had a better effect ... added that if the same effect was found in a ...
... an enviable reputation in the Malayalam movie industry, has decided ... heart- AIDS. Mohanlal will be the goodwill ambassador for the ... where five HIV+ve children in Kottayam district were forced to ... other children, the contribution by the actor will seek to ...
... held at Prague on Tuesday, the World Health Organization ... combat the movement of fake drugs especially in developing ... health technology, told that sale of spurious drugs in ... 25% of the total drug sales. He said that ...
Cached Medicine News:
... Holter, a full disclosure tape ... ECG analysis and unsurpassed,performance in ... use Windows 2000,XP and the ... option of employing,Advanced Biosensors,state-of-the-art,AB-180R digital ...
Universal Hub with Varying Blade Edge Diameters For Mounting the Blade to the Handle; Stainless Steel....
Blunt Tapered Tip in stainless steel....
... Signature Series multipurpose gamma camera is designed ... The system uniquely combines the high-energy and ... flexibility of modern day SPECT and planar ... maximizes camera performance in PET ...
Medicine Products: