boxed warning about stopping Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), or Eliquis (apixaban) in atrial fib patients

You'll see a boxed warning about stopping Pradaxa (dabigatran), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), or Eliquis (apixaban) in atrial fib patients.

Stopping these new anticoagulants...even for a few days...can quickly return patients to their risk of stroke before starting therapy.

That's because these anticoagulants are short-acting...with half-lives of about 12 hours compared to about 40 hours with warfarin.

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