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Question: Wich is the origin of epixiban and rivaroxaban, direct factor X inhibitors? How were they discovered? Wich is the origin of epixiban and rivaroxaban, direct factor X inhibitors? They come from leeches?

Answer: The drug you're referring to is actually Apixaban. It is very new and the research is limited. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17868… Rivaroxaban: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivaroxaban This neatly explains the somewhat loose relationship between leeches and the modern medications you've mentioned: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/5539…


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