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Blood Dabigatran Erection Pradaxa
Go to this site for patient information on the drug:
https://www. Pradaxa. Com/ ...Read more
Pretty good, but...: They are essentially equivalent in thinning the blood to replace coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but they require twice daily dosing. Yes, you don't have to get your blood tested like you do with coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) but if you have a bad bleed, there is no antidote for either you mentioned, like there is for coumadin (warfarin). So one must weigh the risks vs. The benefits, as we do everyday in medicine. ...Read more
I'm in AF about 1 year & also have coronary artey disease 70% at LAD proximal. Is it okay to take pradaxa (dabigatran) 110mg 2xper day or other dosage?
I'm in AF about a year, if I take cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg 1xper day, what pradaxa (dabigatran) dosage which not cause bleeding? My Crcl is 88 ml/min
Use with caution: In a large trial of dabigatran, the effect of additonal Amiodarone was a modest increase in dabigatran levels however no change in clinical outcomes including bleeding. In Europe, there has been a recommendation to lower the Pradaxa dose to 110mg twice-a-day. Replaginide may also rarely cause anemia. If you're doing well with flecainide, that is safe with dabigatran. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more
I have atrial fibrillation. I take daily concor 10mg, dabigatran 220mg, Lasix 40mg and aldactone (spironolactone) 25mg, . Now I have erectile problem. What shall I do?
Pradaxa reversible?: Although most websites agree there is no specific agent for reversing Pradaxa (dabigatran) at present, there are protocols (such as the one shown in the image) for using factor viia or FFP (fresh frozen plasma) &/or dialysis for treating bleeding due to the drug. ...Read more
None: No food restrictions.Get a more detailed answer ›
High fat meals: The biggest consideration while taking Pradaxa in regards to food is the fat content of the meal that you eat around the time you take pradaxa. When Pradaxa is taken with a high-fat meal absorption is delayed by about 2 hours which means that it takes longer for the medication to reach its maximum effect. Unlike warfarin, you do not have to worry about your consumption of green leafy vegies. ...Read more
Not advisable: Grape seed extract interaction with anticoagulants has been mentioned but has not been well studied and the interaction may be only theoretical, but I feel it's not advisable to take the 2 together as long as there is any doubt. ...Read more
My blood clots very quickly when I get cut, I take pradaxa 150 mg two times a day. Could this have anything to do with it?
Unlikely.: Unlikely. The drug is usually will prolong bleeding time. ...Read more
Can blood thinners such as pradaxa cause chronic swelling of the ankles, feet and hands? I've noticed this symptom has become more pronounced.
Yes: Swelling is a side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mom has atriel fibrillation & takes pradaxa she took microlactin for knees, but her blood pressure & heart rate increased. Can she still take it?
There: Shouldn't be an interaction...Afib likely cause of high heart rates. ...Read more
Re stopping pradaxa: how many days in advance my scheduled x-stop spacer implant back surgery should I stop taking this blood thinner? I take a 150mg capsule twice a day. I started this prescription on 11/17/2012 and prior to that I took 7.5mg Coumadin
A week: For aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel) or non-steroidal anti- inflammatory use recommendation is 7 days preop. When on warfarin, when INR normalizes. For this drug, INR is not affected so one should use same guidelines as Plavix (clopidogrel) which is 7 days according to manufacturer. ...Read more
Heart valve mv repair cath test on friday / no blockages in arteries no stents used! Heart beat was atrial fibrillation. On friday after. / need to get pradaxa.! have not sense was discharged on saturday. Am I in any danger! Blood clots / platelets
Risk varies based on: Several factors. Chadsv2 score looks at age, heart failure, diabetes, stroke and vascular disease to predict who needs blood thinner. You can look this score up on the internet and calculate your risk easily. With valve disease and atrial fib, it seems likely that anticoagulation would be in your best interest, but your own history is very important to consider. Talk to your surgeon today! ...Read more
What are the dangers of taking blood thinners and drinking alcohol? I was recently diagnosed with afib and prescribed prodaxa and haven't completely quit drinking
I have to hold dabigatran 110 for 2 days knee injections. Is it safe 2 days without anticoagulant?
Safer than bleeding.: While your risk of a vascular event increases during those two days, the risk of bleeding during your knee injection / procedure, in the opinion of your Orthopedic Surgeon, is probably greater (that is why he / she recommended stopping for 2 days). The low risk of stroke accumulates each day off dabigatran, whereas as the risk of the injection is 1-time. Discuss w/ Surgeon or use HealthTap Prime. ...Read more
No TPA (alteplase): Dabigatran is an absolute contraindication to TPA (alteplase) use. The stroke patient in question is not a candidate for TPA (alteplase). ...Read more
What tests can we do to check effect of dabigatran on patient with heart problems, multi infarct stroke dementia? Recently moved to d'tran from warfarin after stroke. Any interaction with antideprests
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