A 70-year-old male asked:
What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? i have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.
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Dr. Bennett Werneranswered
Cardiology 46 years experience
Mixed bag: Pradaxa has slightly lower risk of stroke. Bleeding is same for both. Pradaxa is much more expensive and can't be reversed. Pradaxa doesn't need monitoring. Pradaxa has a higher incidence of stomach upset.
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Dr. Craig Carteranswered
Thoracic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: Both are anticoagulants, and are used for prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Bare metal stents are better treated with Aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). Between Pradaxa and warfarin, both are effective, with Pradaxa requiring no monitoring, but warfarin much less expensive.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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