Anticoagulants, Cardiovascular, Factor Xa Inhibitors
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Actions and Spectrum:
apixaban is a medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). It acts by inhibiting a clotting factor called Factor Xa, which prevents the formation of blood clots.
The action of apixaban is to decrease the possibility of blood clots and stroke in people who have certain medical conditions, such as atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism. It is also generally used to prevent blood clots in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery.
apixaban has a narrow therapeutic spectrum, which means that the dose needs to be carefully monitored and adjusted to avoid both bleeding and clotting complications. Therefore, patients taking apixaban should be closely monitored by their healthcare provider to ensure that they are receiving the appropriate dose.