Ch 6: Factor XA Inhibitors

About This Chapter

Improve your performance on the job as a medical scientist or healthcare professional using this chapter on factor Xa inhibitors. Closely examine their structures, classifications and side effects with help from our informative and engaging lessons.

Factor XA Inhibitors - Chapter Summary

Factor Xa inhibitors are anticoagulant drugs that can work as blood thinners and are often used to prevent and treat blood clots. This chapter offers an engaging overview of factor Xa inhibitors like rivaroxaban, warfarin and dabigatran. Use our lessons to get reacquainted with their food interactions, overdose treatment and mechanism of action. Also, explore their similarities and differences.

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How It Helps

Medical scientists can utilize this chapter's overview of factor Xa inhibitors to enhance their study of drug effects and interactions, classifications and mechanisms of action. Healthcare professionals like physicians, nurses and pharmacists can use this chapter to brush up on the best ways to prescribe and administer factor Xa inhibitors based on their interactions with other drugs and foods. This chapter can also help healthcare professionals educate patients on proper usage, potential side effects and overdose treatment.

Skills Covered

Once you've finished this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe rivaroxaban's food and drug interactions, side effects and overdose treatment
  • Discuss the pharmacology, classification and structure of rivaroxaban
  • Explain rivaroxaban's pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action
  • Differentiate between rivaroxaban and warfarin
  • Compare and contrast dabigatran and rivaroxaban
  • Share the implications and nursing considerations of rivaroxaban

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Factor XA Inhibitors
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Rivaroxaban: Drug & Food Interactions

1. Rivaroxaban: Drug & Food Interactions

Rivaroxaban is a medication used to treat or prevent the formation of blood clots. In this lesson, we will learn about this drug and what food and other medications may place an individual taking rivaroxaban at an increased risk for bleeding.

Rivaroxaban: Side Effects & Overdose Treatment

2. Rivaroxaban: Side Effects & Overdose Treatment

Rivaroxaban is a powerful medication that prevents or dissolves the formation of life-threatening clots within the body. Read this lesson to learn about side effects related to rivaroxaban and what to do in the event of an overdose.

Rivaroxaban: Pharmacology, Classification & Structure

3. 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.

Rivaroxaban: Mechanism of Action & Pharmacokinetics

4. Rivaroxaban: Mechanism of Action & Pharmacokinetics

Rivaroxaban is a powerful drug that can prevent life-threatening blood clots from forming. Read this lesson to learn how the drug takes action and how it is processed by the human body.

Warfarin vs. Rivaroxaban

5. Warfarin vs. Rivaroxaban

Both warfarin and rivaroxaban are effective medications in preventing unwanted blood clots from forming within the body. Read this lesson to compare and contrast both drugs in terms of how they work, the need for blood level monitoring, and the use of available antidotes.

Rivaroxaban vs. Dabigatran

6. Rivaroxaban vs. Dabigatran

This lesson is going to go over some of the differences between rivaroxaban and dabigatran. You'll learn what they are, how they work, and which patients they are (or aren't) intended for.

Rivaroxaban: Nursing Considerations & Implications

7. Rivaroxaban: Nursing Considerations & Implications

Nurses are the last safety check between a patient and a medication that is being administered. In this lesson, we will learn all the things that a nurse needs to know about Rivaroxaban before and during its administration.

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