FDA Approves Two New Indications for XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent and Treat Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

RARITAN, NJ, Dec. 20, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two pediatric indications for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban): the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, or blood clots) and reduction in the risk of recurrent VTE in patients from birth to less than 18 years after at least five days of initial parenteral (injected or intravenous) anticoagulant treatment; and thromboprophylaxis (prevention of blood clots and blood-clot related events) in children aged two years and older with congenital heart disease who have undergone the Fontan procedure. XARELTO® is the only direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) FDA-approved for primary prevention of clots in pediatric patients following the Fontan procedure and the only DOAC in the U.S. to offer an oral suspension formulation for flexible, body weight-adjusted dosing options for pediatric patients. CLICK TO TWEET: #BREAKINGNEWS: @US_FDA approves @JanssenUS therapy for the treatment and prevention of #bloodclots in #pediatric patients, providing an alternative to injectable anticoagulants that have long been the standard of care. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3E9qAOkWhile VTE more commonly occurs in adults, blood clots can still be a serious problem in children, affecting approximately 58 per 10,000 of those hospitalized in the U.S., with rates increasing. Children may be at greater risk of blood clots when suffering from other cond...
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