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Doctor insights on: Blood Dabigatran Erection Pradaxa

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Does pradaxa inprove blood flow and erections?

Does pradaxa inprove blood flow and erections?

See below: Pradaxa is a blood thinner to prevent clots, so hence, maybe we can say it can indirecty help with blood flow in blood vessels. But erection? You may need a different drug for that. ...Read more

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How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is pradaxa dabigatran as an alternative to coumadin (warfarin)?

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

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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 1 year & also have coronary artey disease 70% at LAD proximal. Is it okay to take pradaxa (dabigatran) 110mg 2xper day or other dosage?

Yes.: This sounds like a reasonable alternative for the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation. The dose in the US is usually 150 mg twice daily. The does is reduce when renal function is reduced. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Talk to your doctor: Aldactone (spironolactone) and concor both could cause ed. Please review this with your doctor to find a better alternative. Do not stop medications by yourself. ...Read more

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Is the pradaxa reversible so your blood will be able to clot after using it?

Is the pradaxa reversible so your blood will be able to clot after using it?

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

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What food groups are not advisable to eat when on pradaxa blood thinning tablet?

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

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Can I take grapeseed exrract when I am taking pradaxa blood thinners?

Can I take grapeseed exrract when I am taking pradaxa blood thinners?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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Is Cialis safe if already on concor and dabigatran?

Check with doctor: Anytime when you take medications specially cialis, I suggest to discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have to hold dabigatran 110 for 2 days knee injections. Is it safe 2 days without anticoagulant?

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

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How much time to hold tpa (alteplase) if a patient had stroke and is on dabigatran therapy?

How much time to hold tpa (alteplase) if a patient had stroke and is on dabigatran therapy?

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

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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

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

Yes but not readily: There is a test that measures dagtriban but not readily available. You can see if someone is toxic by looking at inr and if >1 than dose maybe high. ...Read more