Anticoagulation Agents

Also Known As:

Anticoagulants, Anticoagulation Drugs, Anticoagulation Medications

Drug Classification:

Anticoagulation Agents, Coagulation Modifiers

What are Anticoagulation Agents?

Anticoagulation Agents are Coagulation Modifiers that slow down the coagulation process.

Coagulation is the process by which blood changes from a liquid to a gel, forming a blood clot. Naturally, blood clotting is an essential process that prevents excessive bleeding when a blood vessel is injured. Platelets (a type of blood cell) and proteins in the blood work together to stop the bleeding by forming a clot over the injury.

Anticoagulant treatment is used to prevent the formation of new blood clots, and to treat existing clots by preventing them from growing larger in size. They are used in the prevention and treatment of Myocardial Infarction, Ischemic Strokes, Pulmonary Embolisms, and other serious cardiovascular events.

Anticoagulation Agents work by interfering with the proteins in your blood that are involved with the blood clotting process.

The main types of Anticoagulation Agents are:
•   Vitamin K Antagonists
•   Direct Thrombin Inhibitors (DTIs)
•   Direct Factor Xa Inhibitors
•   Heparins

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Published Date:

8th November 2018


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