INCREASING PRESCRIPTON OF NEW NON VITAMIN K DEPENDENTS ANTICOAGULANTS FOLLOWING THEIR INTRODUCTION
Amjad Al Yazjeen*, Tariq Al Sabra, Mohammad Al Farajat, Alaa Al Abbadi and Samer Efaishat
Objectives: To study and analyse the increase in prescripng the new Non vitamin K dependents anticoagulants in two main hospitals of the Royal Medical Services of Jordan from the date of their first introduction in May 2016. Method: A retrospective study to measure the dispensed quantities of both old oral anticoagulants and new non vitamin K dependents anticoagulants and calculating number of patients started using anticoagulants depending on the records of out patient pharmacies in King Hussein hospital and Queen Alia center for cardiology within the period between May 2016 to January 2019. Results: the results showed a significant increase in number of patients using newly introduced non vitamin K dependent oral anticoagulants associated with decrease in the use of old oral anticoagulants. Conclusion: The increased proportions of the number of patients converted from old oral anticoagulants to newly introduced oral non vitamin K dependents anticoagulants reflects an increase in tendency toward using these types of oral anticoagulants in Royal medical services of Jordan although this may increase the direct cost of anticoagulation therapy.
Keywords: Warfarin, Dapigatran, Revaroxaban, non-vitamin K dependents oral anticoagulants.
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