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Vorapaxar: A novel agent to be considered in the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction


Obamiro, KO and Kunle, R, Vorapaxar: A novel agent to be considered in the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction, Journal of pharmacy & bioallied sciences, 8, (2) pp. 98-105. ISSN 0976-4879 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

DOI: doi:10.4103/0975-7406.171690


Patients receiving therapy for the secondary prevention of myocardial infarction (MI) are still at high risk of a major cardiovascular event or death despite the use of currently available treatment strategy. Vorapaxar, an oral protease-activated receptor antagonist, is a novel antiplatelet drug that has been recently approved to provide further risk reduction. The results of two Phase III trials (thrombin receptor antagonists for clinical event reduction and the TRA 2P-TIMI 50) have showed that vorapaxar, in addition to standard of care therapy, has the potential to provide further risk reduction in patients with prior MI. A search was made on PubMed on articles related to clinical trials and clinical consideration with the use of vorapaxar. This review article summarizes the results of Phase II trials, Phase III trials, subgroup analysis, precautions, and drug interaction with the use of vorapaxar.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antiplatelet, cardiovascular event, myocardial infarction, vorapaxar
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Pharmacology and pharmaceutical sciences
Research Field:Clinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Obamiro, KO (Dr Kehinde Obamiro)
ID Code:128299
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2018-09-12
Last Modified:2018-11-26

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