Anticoagulant reversal for life-threatening bleeds

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Factor Xa Inhibitor Reversal

Anticoagulant Half-life Removed by HD Strategies to reverse or minimize anticoagulant effects
Apixaban (Eliquis®) 8-15 hrs (longer in renal impairment) No
  • If ingested within 2 hours, administer activated charcoal
  • 4-factor PCC (Kcentra™)^
    • 25units/kg—max 2500 units for treatment of documented intracranial hemorrhage
    • 50 units/kg—max 5000 units for all other life-threatening bleeds
Edoxaban (Savaysa®) 10-14 hrs (longer in renal impairment) ~ 25% As above
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) 9-13 hrs (longer in renal impairment) No As above
Fondaparinux (Arixtra®) 17-21 hrs (significantly longer in renal impairment) No 4-factor PCC (Kcentra™)^ 50 units/kg—max 5000 units

^Off-label

Andexanet alfa

FDA approved in May 2018, limited availability June 2018

Low Dose

400 mg IV bolus at rate of ~30 mg/minute, followed 2 minutes later by 4 mg/minute for up to 120 minutes

High Dose

800 mg IV bolus at rate of ~30 mg/minute, followed 2 minutes later by 8 mg/minute for up to 120 minutes

Direct Thrombin Inhibitor

Anticoagulants Half-life Removed by HD Strategies to reverse or minimize anticoagulant effects
Argatroban 40-50 min ~ 20% Turn off infusion
Bivalirudin (Angiomax®) 25 min (up to 1 hr in severe renal impairment) ~ 25% As above
Dabigatran (Pradaxa®) 14-17 hrs (up to 34 hrs in severe renal impairment) ~ 65%
  • If ingested within 2 hours, administer activated charcoal
  • Idarucizumab (Praxbind®) 5g IV
  • For end stage renal disease patient with pre-existing vascular access, consult nephrology to consider dialysis.

Heparins

Anticoagulants Half-life Removed by HD Strategies to reverse or minimize anticoagulant effects
Dalteparin (Fragmin®) 3-5 hrs (longer in renal impairment) ~ 20%
  • Use protamine for partial neutralization (~60%)
  • Protamine IV:
    • < 8 hours since last dose: Protamine 50mg
    • 8-12 hours since last dose: Protamine 25mg
    • >12 hours since last dose: Unlikely useful unless CrCl < 30 mL/min (or 25mg fixed dose)
  • Dose of protamine for each 100 units dalteparin or 1mg of enoxaparin administered
  • Obtain baseline anti-Xa activity level
  • Monitor anti-Xa activity level to confirm reversal
Enoxaparin (Lovenox®) 3-5 hrs (longer in renal impairment) ~ 20% As above
Unfractionated heparin 30-90 min (dose dependent) Partial

Warfarin(Coumadin®)

INR Clinical scenario Management
Any Serious or life-threatening bleed
  • Hold warfarin
  • Give vitamin K 10mg IV infusion over 30 minutes
  • Give FFP/plasma or
  • Consider 4-factor PCC (Kcentra™)—preferred for life-threatening bleeds
> 10 No bleeding
  • Hold warfarin until INR in therapeutic range
  • Consider vitamin K 2.5mg oral or 1-2mg IV infusion over 30 minutes (IV administration of vitamin K has faster onset of action)
Rapid reversal required
  • Hold warfarin
  • Consider vitamin K 2.5mg oral or 1-2mg IV infusion over 30 minutes (IV administration of vitamin K has faster onset of action)
4.5-10 No bleeding
  • Hold warfarin until INR in therapeutic range
  • Consider vitamin K 2.5mg oral
Rapid reversal required
  • Hold warfarin
  • Consider vitamin K 2.5mg oral or 1mg IV infusion (IV administration of vitamin K has faster onset of action)
< 4.5 No bleeding
  • Hold warfarin until INR in therapeutic range
Rapid reversal required

See Also

External Links

References

  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center Guidelines Approved by Anticoagulation Subcommittee on 3/17/2016 Approved by Pharmacy and Therapeutic Committee on 3/17/2016
  • Hatfield L and Chen SL. University of North Carolina Healthcare Anticoagulation Reversal Guidelines. June 2014.
  • Xarelto prescribing information. Titusville, NJ: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; December 2014.
  • Pradaxa prescribing information. Ridgefield, CT: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; January 2012.
  • Eliquis prescribing information. Princeton, NJ: Bristol Myers Squibb; December 2012.
  • Savaysa prescribing information. Parsippany, NJ: Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; November 2015.

Authors:

Ross Donaldson