Dabigatran has potential in post-partum VTE prophylaxis

Dabigatran could be an oral alternative to low-molecular weight heparin for VTE prophylaxis during the post-partum period, a proof of concept study suggests.   The research team from Newcastle University in the UK noted that dabigatran etexilate, the pro-drug of the active agent dabigatran, was minimally absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract and its physico-chemical properties indicated ...

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