Experimental antidote reverses effects of dabigatran in trial

11/18/2013 | Reuters

Scientists have developed an agent that reverses the anticoagulation effects of dabigatran, a blood-thinning drug developed by Boehringer Ingelheim. The antidote is a fragment of a monoclonal antibody that helps eliminate the drug from the bloodstream. Complete reversal of the drug's anticoagulation effect was seen among healthy volunteers who received the antidote through five-minute intravenous infusions after four days of taking dabigatran.

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