Arixtra

The below information on Arixtra has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.


    Brand Name:Arixtra
    Generic:Fondaparinux Sodium
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2001-12-07 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Fonda BV
This drug is available in the following forms:
Injectables
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2005/021345s010lbl.pdf

About Arixtra

Arixtra is used to reduce the risk of blood clots in the deep veins of the legs and thighs. These clots may break off and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Patients at risk for these complications include those undergoing:

  • hip fracture surgery,
  • hip replacement surgery,
  • knee replacement surgery,
  • abdominal surgery who are already at risk of blood clot complications

Arixtra also is used with warfarin to treat:

  • blood clots in the veins
  • blood clots that have broken off and traveled to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) when the patient is first treated in the hospital

Precautions for Arixtra

Certain other medicines can increase the risk of bleeding with Arixtra. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially, tell your health care provider if you are taking:

  • blood thinners
  • aspirin
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Naprosyn or Aleve)

Side Effects of Arixtra

The most common side effect with Arixtra is bleeding.

Who Should Not Take Arixtra

Arixtra should not be given to patients who:

  • have severe kidney problems
  • weigh less than 110 pounds (50kg)
  • have bleeding anywhere
  • have a heart infection (bacterial endocarditis)
  • have a history of Arixtra causing the blood to have low platelets (thrombocytopenia)
  • are allergic to Arixtra or to any of the ingredients in Arixtra

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.

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Recent Forum Posts on Arixtra

To expensive

My husband has to be on this drug for the rest of his life...unfortunately his copay is so expensive we cannot afford it so his options...are to die. Why is this drug so expensive. We are a family of 3 and both of us are working and we will lose everything because this is the only drug that he can take. Our insurance company has already spent 234,000.00 on treatments and test and finally there's a drug to help treat his blood disorder and we cannot afford it....why can't anyone help us. He cannot take Hephrin on any drug related to it...coumadine doesn't work either. Please help us....or he will die.


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Arixtra after hip replacement surgery caused a severe non regenerative anemia requiring 2 units of blood to be transfused. The drug was stopped July 19, 2006. The severe anemia remains as of August 6, 2006.


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