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  • noun An anticoagulant drug once proposed as a replacement for warfarin but withdrawn due to hepatotoxicity risks.


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  • An AstraZeneca PLC drug called ximelagatran came close, but failed when it proved toxic to the liver.

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  • I had my hopes that ximelagatran would be the replacement for warfarin.

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  • I had my hopes that ximelagatran would be the replacement for warfarin.

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  • Lincoff told heartwire that, undoubtedly, hangovers from the ximelagatran experience were making people nervous.

  • The signal with ximelagatran "was clearly more frequent than any potential signal we are dealing with here, but the FDA wanted to be cautious," Lincoff notes.

  • The experience with ximelagatran had indicated that monotherapy with the drug was associated with higher early rates of recurrent VTE relative to warfarin, Schulman and colleagues wrote. - medical news plus CME for physicians

  • The researchers said no liver toxicity was seen with the drug, in contrast to another oral thrombin inhibitor, ximelagatran. - medical news plus CME for physicians

  • "We know that with warfarin and, to some extent, direct thrombin inhibitors like ximelagatran, more potent anticoagulation can reduce those events, but, as with all effective anticoagulants, they increase bleeding."


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