Date Published

April 27, 2021

Updated For

ALS PCS Version ALS PCS Version 5.2


As far as the contraindications for ketorolac and ibuprofen, what are the medications that are classified as anticoagulation therapy? I know daily ASA is not but are all blood thinners? Or just specific ones? We have been seeing a lot of eliquis and xarelto lately for example.


Anticoagulation therapy includes:

-Warfarin (oral)

-Low Molecular Weight Heparin and Unfractionated Heparin (injection medications)

-Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs, as the name entails, oral).  These include: dabigatran (Pradaxa), apixaban (Eliquis), edoxaban (Lixiana), rivaroxaban (Xarelto)

This last class of medications has been increasingly popular and continues to have extended uses. Therefore, you will likely see more patients on these medications and become more familiar with them over time.



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