Description

Argatroban, a synthetic L-arginine derivative, is a direct thrombin inhibitor (molecular weight 526.65) that binds reversibly to thrombin. Argatroban exerts its anticoagulant effect independently of antithrombin III and inhibits fibrin formation; activation of coagulation factors V, VIII and XIII; activation of protein C; and platelet aggregation.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Argatroban
B Blood and blood forming organs → B01 Antithrombotic agents → B01A Antithrombotic agents → B01AE Direct thrombin inhibitors

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