Around 22 million prescriptions for oral anticoagulants are written annually, with a reimbursement cost of over £850million (MAT to Oct'21).
Apixaban made up almost 50% of anticoagulant prescriptions in 2020-2021.
Two anticoagulants, rivaroxaban (Eliquis – Bristol-Myers Squibb) and apixaban (Xarelto – Bayer) are in the top ten prescribed drugs in England by cost.
More on anticoagulants from GPrX
Sector specific resources for anticoagulant prescribing coming soon!