Bevyxxa

Bevyxxa

  • January 2018 •
  • 10 pages •
  • Report ID: 5780113 •
  • Format: PDF
Drug Overview
Bevyxxa (betrixaban; Portola Pharmaceuticals) is approved in the US for the prophylaxis of VTE in adult patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness. It is currently the only anticoagulant approved for extended use in both hospital and out-patient settings. The medication is an oral, once-daily factor Xa inhibitor. By directly inhibiting factor Xa, Bevyxxa reduces thrombin generation, thrombus formation, and thrombin-induced platelet aggregation, thus preventing blood clots.