Betrixaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, has been approved for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in at-risk adult patients hospitalized with an acute illness, according to an announcement from the Food and Drug Administration.
Approval was based on results from a randomized, double-blind clinical
The recommended dosage for betrixaban is 80 mg per day for 35-42 days at the same time every day with food, after a dose of 160 mg on the first day of treatment.
Betrixaban will be marketed as by Portola.
Find the full FDA and on the FDA website.