whether it's okay to use the new oral anticoagulants (Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis) for "off-label" indications

You'll get questions about whether it's okay to use the new oral anticoagulants (Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis) for "off-label" indications.

All are approved to prevent stroke in atrial fib and to prevent clots after hip or knee surgery.

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is also approved to treat deep vein thrombosis without symptomatic pulmonary embolism.

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