Ensure Your Pradaxa Patients Don't Need the New Antidote, Praxbind
You'll hear buzz about the new IV med, Praxbind (PRAKS-bynd, idarucizumab) to reverse life-threatening bleeding caused by Pradaxa.
This is a big deal. We know that vitamin K reverses bleeding due to warfarin...but it doesn't work for the newer oral anticoagulants such as Pradaxa (dabigatran).
Up until now, managing bleeding with Pradaxa and other newer anticoagulants has been limited to stopping the drug, supportive care, and using blood products in the hospital.