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Doctor insights on: Coumadin Vs Pradaxa

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For recurrent stroke prevention, which is best: ASA vs Plavix (clopidogrel) vs ASA/Plavix (clopidogrel) vs Aggrenox? Risk of bleeding worse with any particular?

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For recurrent stroke prevention, which is best: ASA vs Plavix (clopidogrel) vs ASA/Plavix (clopidogrel)  vs Aggrenox? Risk of bleeding worse with any particular?

Aggrenox: Aggrenox probably best for recurrent stroke followed closely by ASA. Risk of bleeding is highest with ASA/Plavix combination least with Aggrenox ...Read more

Warfarin (Definition)

Warfarin is a medication used to thin the blood and to prevent or treat people with blood clots. It requires frequent blood ...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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What is coumadin (warfarin)?

What is coumadin (warfarin)?

An anticoagulant: Used for conditions that cause or predispose someone to abnormal coagulant states such atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves or clots in leg or arm veins as well as during certain sugeries on blood vessels. ...Read more

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Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

Difference between warfarin and lovenox (enoxaparin)?

See below: Both are blood thinners that act on different parts of the coagulation (clotting) pathway in our system, warfarin is oral and needs regular blood test to check if it is in a good level, avoid eating vitamin k rich foods like dark greens while on this med. Lovenox (enoxaparin) is injectable, dosing computed thru weight. ...Read more

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Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

Other safe alternatives to coumadin (warfarin)?

There are: Several options for anticoagulation, and some are more convenient in terms of monitoring. All have the risk of serious bleeding. ...Read more

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Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

Is Coumadin (warfarin) a narcotic drug?

No: It is a medication that helps prevent blood from clotting in a way that is dangerous to the patient. It needs to be closely monitored with lab tests to be effective but is in no way addictive. ...Read more

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How effective is Coumadin (warfarin)?

How effective is Coumadin (warfarin)?

Quite effective : It requires monitoring of INR to make sure that the dose is appropriate. New anticoagulants don't require monitoring ...Read more

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How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

How effective is warfarin (Coumadin) for managing atrial fibrillation?

Warfarin: Warfarin doesn't manage atrial fibrillation. It is an anticoagulant we give to afib patients to decrease the possibility of their having a clot form and cause an embolus to the brain or other part of the body. ...Read more

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What is more causing bleeding? anticoagulant (xarelto) or antiplatelet?

What is more causing bleeding? anticoagulant (xarelto) or antiplatelet?

Both: Both cause bleeding. The 2 drugs have different indications, however. If one must be stopped, let the doctor who knows you best decide which is less critical to your health. If you have serious active bleeding, there's no choice but to temporarily stop both. ...Read more

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After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

After Heart CABG better use Aspirin 100mg combination warfarin 2mg, or clopidogrel 75mg with warfarin 2mg??

Prob aspirin : It seems you may have a fib. So warfarin is important. The use of plavix (clopidogrel) is valuable after PTCA, but not proven to be any better than aspirin. Therefore, I suggest aspirin and warfarin would be better choice. ...Read more

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Is enoxaparin less dangerous than Coumadin (warfarin) in case of active gastric ulcer?

Is enoxaparin less dangerous than Coumadin (warfarin) in case of active gastric ulcer?

No: It is not less dangerous. Both are contraindicated if there is active bleeding. Both have the potential to cause life threatening bleeding in the presence of an active peptic ulcer. ...Read more

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Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Which is better for strokes: plavix (clopidogrel) or aggrenox?

Depends: Studies have been done comparing the two. Aggrenox seems superior in preventing recurrent stroke or tia's, but Plavix (clopidogrel) has more research on heart disease and periph vasc problems. Plavix (clopidogrel) is generic now and cheaper, but doesn't work well in pts with certain genetics, and interacts adversely with some ulcer drugs. Aggrenox has aspirin, which may be a problem with some. ...Read more

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Is there any interactions between Plavix (clopidogrel) 75mg(Clopidogrel) and Loperamide Hydrchloride 2mg?

Is there any interactions between Plavix (clopidogrel) 75mg(Clopidogrel) and Loperamide Hydrchloride 2mg?

No: Usually there is not One medicine for diarrhea and taking as needed only if you are taking it for long period of time stop and see a doctor The other is anti platelet giving to patient to keep their blood thin and prevent clotting specially after angioplasty and stint placement meant to be taking for long time o e of the side effect upset stomach and bleeding What kind of reaction you are havin ...Read more

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What is warfarin, the anticoagulation therapy drug?

Blood thinner: Bloid thinner that inhibits clotting by interfering with vitamin k. ...Read more

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Coumadin (Definition)

Coumadin is an anticholinergic agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more