Anticoagulants

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Vitamin K Antagonist

Blocks activation of vitamin K dependent prothrombotic factors II, VII, IX, X and blocks synthesis of vitamin K dependent ANTI-thrombotic proteins C and S

Heparins

Bind to and activate antithrombin, which in turns inactivates factor Xa and thrombin

Factor Xa Inhibitors

Inhibits Factor Xa, leading to inactivation of thrombin

Direct Thrombin Inhibitors

Self-explanatory

See Also

Authors:

Ross Donaldson