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AZD6140.

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Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs (Impact Factor: 4.74). 03/2007; 16(2):225-9. DOI: 10.1517/13543784.16.2.225
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ABSTRACT Oral antiplatelet therapy with P2Y(12) receptor blockers (especially clopidogrel) is the current choice of treatment during acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous interventions. To address the various limitations of thienopyridine therapy (including response variability and non-responsiveness) a novel drug, AZD6140, is under clinical development. AZD6140 is an oral and reversible P2Y(12) receptor blocker that does not require hepatic conversion to an active metabolite and produces an overall superior ADP-induced platelet inhibition with less response variability than clopidogrel. It has fast onset and offset actions that may be advantageous in patients who may have to undergo immediate surgery.

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