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abstract

  • Fondaparinux sodium is the first in a new class of antithrombotic agents possessing selective inhibitory activity against factor Xa. The agent was designed and developed with the objective of overcoming the limitations of currently available therapies for the prevention and treatment of venous and arterial thromboembolic disease. Extensive data from preclinical and clinical trials demonstrate fondaparinux's favorable pharmacokinetic profile combined with promising efficacy and safety results in the prevention of venous thromboembolism following major orthopedic surgery, in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis, and in acute coronary syndromes.

publication date

  • July 2002