Rivaroxaban vs. Dabigatran


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What are rivaroxaban and dabigatran?

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1. A patient of yours tells you they are taking Pradaxa. Which drug are they referring to?

2. Which of the following is TRUE regarding Xarelto?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why are rivaroxaban and dabigatran taken? What are the brand names of these drugs? These are just a couple of the questions you would need to be able to address on this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be successful on this quiz if you are able to:

  • Identify what type of medications rivaroxaban and dabigatran are
  • Name which drug has the brand name Pradaxa
  • Differentiate between true and false statements about Xarelto and Pradaxa
  • Choose a statement that accurately reflects the role of body weight in taking these medications

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what rivaroxaban and dabigatran are used for
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding body weight and these medications and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer true/false questions about these medications

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Rivaroxaban vs. Dabigatran provides you with the opportunity to review more information about these drugs. You will learn:

  • How each of these drugs works
  • How long it takes for each of these drugs to peak following administration
  • What is different about the way these drugs are taken
  • Which pregnancy category these drugs fall into