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Who has taxen pradaxa dabigitran?

Blood thinner: People who need a blood-thinner who have atrial fibrilliation & need to reduce the risk of stroke or blood clots. ...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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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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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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Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Watch your platelets: You need two anti platelet drugs to protect from the stents getting thrombosis with blood clots. The length of time required keeps getting shorter and shorter. A thrombosed stent is a heart attack. ...Read more

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What is Plavix (clopidogrel) used for?

↓ Blood Clotting: Plavix (clopidogrel) inhibits platelets (usually the first step in blood clotting) from becoming activated: sticking to tissue, attracting other platelets to stick & activating the 12 clotting proteins (which act in a chain reaction) to form thrombin which polymerizes & ties everything together into clots. Plavix (clopidogrel) has no affect on blood viscosity; it is an anti-coagulant; it does not thin blood viscosity. ...Read more

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Why can't plavix (clopidogrel) be injected?

Liver activation: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a pro-drug which is inactive. upon oral administration, Plavix (clopidogrel) is activated in the liver to become the active drug, injection of Plavix (clopidogrel) will bypass the liver activation of phase of the drug. clinical studies of Plavix (clopidogrel) were done with oral administration, there are however other medications used in the hospital setting that are injectable, however used in the setting of heart attacks ...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 clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating coronary artery disease (CAD)?

An important tool: CLopidogrel reduces the incidence of both heart attack and stroke. TI helps by reducing the 'stickiness" of platelets which are essential for clot to form. IT is one of several drugs, including aspirin, that can function in this way. Patients who have not have stents can take either of these with good results. Patients with stents usually take both aspirin and clopidogrel for at least 3-6 months ...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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How effective is clopidogrel (Plavix) for treating stroke?

Very controversial: Answer depends upon how you interpret evidence. Kind of like blind men & elephant. Check out http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/antiplatelet-agents/Default.htm for good summary. Bottom line, while we often add Clopidogrel to aspirin to prevent stroke, the outcome benefits are not quite there. Of note, we're not "treating" so much as "preventing" another one ...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 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 take dabigatran for atrial fibrillation. Is it dangerous if i take cataflam 50 or voltaren (diclofenac) daily for joint pain?

I take dabigatran for atrial fibrillation. Is it dangerous if i take cataflam 50 or voltaren (diclofenac) daily for joint pain?

Possibly : Dabigatran and NSAID type medications (voltaren (diclofenac) ; cataflam) can increase bleeding risk and nsaids can affect your kidneys with your other medications. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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