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Anticoagulant Therapy - Chapter Summary
For an overview of anticoagulant therapy, work through this series of short lessons and self-assessments. The chapter offers expert instruction on the basics of antithrombotic therapy, as well as the characteristics of several anticoagulant therapy drugs. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the side effects of antithrombotic therapy
- Assess the differences between apixaban and edoxaban
- Explain how heparin compares to warfarin and coumadin
- Evaluate rivaroxaban's pharmacology, structure and classification
These lessons are designed to be short, simple and entertaining. After each lesson, you'll find a short quiz that helps you reinforce your understanding of the chapter's drug terms, effects, structures and related concepts. Use any computer or mobile device to access the chapter material, and feel free to submit questions to our subject-matter experts if you need any help with the material.
1. Antithrombotic Therapy: Definition & Side Effects
Blood thinners and clot busters. You've probably heard of them, but do you know the names of specific ones and what classes of medication they actually belong to or what side effects they cause? This lesson will tell you!
2. Edoxaban vs. Apixaban
This lesson compares and contrasts the many similarities and differences between medications known as edoxaban and apixaban. You'll learn their indications, side effects, and pregnancy risk categories.
3. Heparin vs. Warfarin
Heparin and warfarin are both medications that are called anticoagulants. They help thin the blood to prevent blood clots. This lesson discusses the differences between heparin and warfarin, including uses, administration, and side effects.
4. Heparin vs. Coumadin
Heparin and Coumadin are two widely used anticoagulant medications. In this lesson you will learn more about the similarities and differences between the two medications.
5. Rivaroxaban: Pharmacology, Classification & Structure
This lesson is going to go over the ways by which a drug called rivaroxaban can be classified. You'll also learn what it does, how it works, and what it looks like structurally.
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