About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Prasugrel, New Blood Thinning Drug Holds Promise

by VR Sreeraman on November 5, 2007 at 1:42 PM
Font : A-A+

Prasugrel, New Blood Thinning Drug Holds Promise

Plavix, a force to reckon with in the field of blood thinning drugs has a powerful contender in an experimental drug called Prasugrel, used for the prevention of blood clots. The report is published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

According to AHA statistics, nearly 650,000 patients undergo angioplasty annually, and for whom blood-thinning drugs are employed to prevent the formation of blood clots.

Advertisement

A study carried out amongst 13,600 patients with severe blockages in their coronary arteries, of whom 3500 had suffered heart attacks, usage of prasugrel brought a 19% decline in mortality due to heart attacks and strokes.

The drug was found to be beneficial for diabetics, reflecting in a 30% reduction in cardiovascular risks. It was observed that the drug prevented 23 heart attacks in every 1000 patients treated with only six instances of bleeding.
Advertisement

The downside to the drug, revealed by the study was a 32% increase in risk of bleeding. According to experts, the best route to take is to avoid the use of this drug on high risk patients.

The drug is slated to go in for governmental approval by this year end.

Source: Medindia
LIN/M
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccines May Improve Mental Health
Printed Temperature Sensors help with Continuous Temperature Monitoring
Health Benefits of Giloy
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity Thalassemia Signature Drug Toxicity Blood in Stools - Symptom Evaluation Bombay Blood Group 

Recommended Reading
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) - Triple Bypass Surgery
Triple bypass surgery, an open heart surgery involves grafting blood vessels from either the chest ....
Angioplasty - Animation
Arteries supplying the heart is sometimes blocked by plaque leading to heart attack.Angioplasty is ....
Blood in Stools - Symptom Evaluation
Blood in stools results from bleeding that arises from any part of the digestive tract. Causes of bl...
Bombay Blood Group
Bombay blood group is a rare blood type in which the people have an H antigen deficiency. They can r...
Drug Toxicity
Drug toxicity is an adverse reaction of the body towards a drug that results as a side effect of a d...
Thalassemia
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to prod...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use