Warfarin alternatives and kidney troubles

Be wary if you suffer from reduced kidney function.

Q. I have atrial fibrillation and am on warfarin (Coumadin®). I have kidney insufficiency. Should I be concerned about using new warfarin alternatives? A. Approved alternatives to Coumadin® (collectively known as NOACs) for anticoagulation in the setting of atrial fibrillation include dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban. When compared to warfarin they have all been at […]

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