BetriXa™ 40 Capsule: Each capsule contains Betrixaban 40 mg as Betrixaban
BetriXa™ 80 Capsule: Each capsule contains Betrixaban 80 mg as Betrixaban
Betrixaban is a factor Xa inhibitor that selectively blocks the active site of factor
Xa and does not require a cofactor (such as Anti-thrombin III) for activity. Betrixaban inhibits free factor Xa and prothrombinase activity. By directly inhibiting
factor Xa, Betrixaban decreases thrombin generation (TG). Betrixaban has no
direct effect on platelet aggregation.
Betrixaban is indicated for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in
adult patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness and at risk for thromboembolic
complications due to moderate or severe restricted mobility and other risk factors
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dose of Betrixaban is an initial single dose of 160 mg,
followed by 80 mg once daily. Daily oral doses should be given at the same time
of day with food. The recommended duration of treatment is 35 to 42 days.
Patients with Severe Renal Impairment:
No dose adjustment is needed for mild or moderate renal impairment (CrCl > 30
mL/min). For patients with severe renal impairment (CrCl ≥ 15 to < 30 mL/min)
the recommended dose of Betrixaban is an initial single dose of 80 mg followed
by 40 mg once daily.
Patients with Hepatic Impairment:
No dose adjustment is required in patients with mild hepatic impairment. Avoid
use in patients with moderate to severe hepatic impairment.
Betrixaban is contraindicated in patients with active pathological bleeding. It is
also contraindicated in patients with severe hypersensitivity reaction to Betrixaban.
Risk of Bleeding: Can cause bleeding. Promptly evaluate any signs or symptoms of
Spinal/Epidural Anesthesia or Puncture: When neuraxial anesthesia (spinal/epidural
anesthesia) or spinal/epidural puncture is employed, patients treated with
antithrombotic agents for prevention of thromboembolic complications are at
risk of developing an epidural or spinal hematoma which can result in long-term
or permanent paralysis. Do not remove an epidural catheter earlier than 72 hours
after the last administration of Betrixaban. Do not administer the next Betrixaban
dose earlier than 5 hours after the removal of the catheter. If traumatic puncture
occurs, delay the administration of Betrixaban for 72 hours.
Severe Renal Impairment: Increase risk of bleeding events.
Concomitant P-gp Inhibitors: Increase risk of bleeding events.
Most common adverse reaction is bleeding, epidural or spinal hematoma may
develop during spinal/epidural anesthesia or puncture.
P-gp Inhibitors: Increase the blood level of Betrixaban.
P-gp Inducers: Decrease the blood level of Betrixaban.
Anticoagulants, Antiplatelets and Thrombolytics: May increase the risk of bleeding.
USE IN PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Use in Pregnancy: There are no data with the use of Betrixaban in pregnant
women, but treatment is likely to increase the risk of hemorrhage during
pregnancy and delivery.
Lactation: No data are available regarding the presence of Betrixaban or its
metabolites in human milk, the effects of the drug on the breastfed infant, or the
effects of the drug on milk production.
Protect from light and moisture, store below 30°C. Keep the medicine out of
reach of children.
BetriXa™ 40 Capsule: Each box contains 10 capsules in blister pack.
BetriXa™ 80 Capsule: Each box contains 10 capsules in blister pack.
Brand: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd