Fondaparinux is a synthetic, five-saccharide chain, AT-dependent, anti-FXa agent. Studies showed that fondaparinux acts in prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism and in ischemic heart disease, without significant bleeding risk. The drug inhibits thrombin generation, has long half-life and can be administered once-daily without laboratory monitoring. It may be used in HIT treatment.
Keywords: Antithrombotic, factor Xa inhibitor, heparin, low molecular weight heparin, fondaparinux
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