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A 65-year-old male asked:

I'm in af also cad. now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, lumbrokinase)?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Pradaxa vs lumbrokin: I would NOT recommend this - while Pradaxa is costly - it comes with the approval of the FDA along with extensive testing for efficacy and safety. From my research Lumbrokinase is derived from earthworms and is still considered investigational. I would be leery of any medications obtained from off shore (NO I do NO work for big Pharma) their safety and efficacy are unproven.
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