Expert Reviews Guidelines for Anticoagulants in Patients Ages 80 and Older or With End-Stage Renal Disease

Rivaroxaban and apixaban are the most commonly prescribed direct oral anticoagulants, although they may be most effective in different populations.

In an interview with Pharmacy Times, Zachary Noel, PharmD, BCCP, discussed the presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2021 Midyear Meeting titled "Direct Oral Anticoagulant Dilemmas: Stroke Prevention for Atrial Fibrillation in the Oldest Old and Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease."

In the interview, Noel discussed the most commonly prescribed anticoagulants and recommendations for which to prescribe in various populations, including patients ages 80 and older and those with end-stage renal disease.