Consider Eliquis or Xarelto Over Pradaxa for Treating VTE

The new oral anticoagulants (Eliquis, Pradaxa, and Xarelto) will be used more to TREAT venous thromboembolism (VTE).

They seem to work as well as warfarin for acute treatment...and may be less likely to cause major bleeding in most situations.

Plus they DON'T need overlap with an injectable anticoagulant (enoxaparin, etc)...because they work faster.

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