Idarucizumab (Praxbind)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Monoclonal antibody fragment (Fab) that binds to Dabigatran (Pradaxa) and its metabolites with higher affinity than dabigatran binds to thrombin, which neutralizes the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran.[1][2][3]
Route: IV
Extravasation: no information

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Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 10/16/2015: FDA approved "in patients treated with Pradaxa when reversal of the anticoagulant effects of dabigatran is needed:
    • For emergency surgery/urgent procedures
    • In life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding"

Also known as

  • Code name: BI 655075
  • Brand name: Praxbind

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Idarucizumab (Praxbind) package insert
  2. Idarucizumab (Praxbind) package insert (locally hosted backup)
  3. Praxbind manufacturer's website