Rivaroxaban – Medicine MCQ – Answer

Chemical structure of Rivaroxaban

Rivaroxaban is an anticoagulant belonging to the category of: (View full question)
A. Factor Xa inhibitor

 

Explanation:
  • It is used in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis after hip and knee replacement surgery.
  • Rivaroxaban is also used for treatment of deep vein thrombosis in higher doses.
  • Stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation is another role for the drug.
  • It is better avoided in those with significant renal dysfunction, though it can be used at lower doses in certain condition in those with milder degrees of renal dysfunction.

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