Concern over off-label drug use in some AF patients

Doctors should not use low-dose rivaroxaban in Asian patients unless their kidney function requires it: study

Asian people with atrial fibrillation should not be prescribed low-dose rivaroxaban as it puts them at increased risk of ischaemic stroke, a Taiwanese study suggests.

Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation. Photo: Dr Jason Kaplan

The finding should act as a message to doctors not to prescribe lower doses of the drug in these patients because of bleeding risks, the authors say.

The retrospective analysis included