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Doctor insights on: Pradaxa And Ibuprofin

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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What are the side effects of pradaxa?

What are the side effects of pradaxa?

Bleeding: Pradaxa has a 30% greater causing abnormal bleeding then coumadin (warfarin) ...Read more

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Is pradaxa medicine safe to use? What are the side effects?

Is pradaxa medicine safe to use? What are the side effects?

Maybe safe, maybe no: All medications can have side effects, but it is particularly important to know about the side effects of blood thinners. Pradaxa, like all the blood thinners can cause too much blood thinning which may be a factor in causing hemorrhages. The worst of those is the spontaneous brain hemorrhage. Also be careful of medication interactions. ...Read more

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Is there any interaction drug between PradaxA AND pantropazole??

Is there any interaction drug between PradaxA AND pantropazole??

No: Pradaxa is a relatively new anticoagulant. At this time it does not appear to have any less effect when combined with pantoprazole. We know that some people who take plavix (clopidogrel) (anti platelet)have less effect of the plavix (clopidogrel) when they are taking the panyoprazol but this was determined years after the drug was being used ...Read more

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Pradaxa medicine is said to have dangerous side effects. Is it true?

Pradaxa medicine is said to have dangerous side effects. Is it true?

Yes: All medications can have side effects, but it is particularly important to know about the side effects of blood thinners. Pradaxa, like all the blood thinners can cause too much blood thinning which may be a factor in causing hemorrhages. The worst of those is the spontaneous brain hemorrhage. Also be careful of medication interactions. ...Read more

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What is the reported fatal effect of taking pradaxa? Is it really dangerous?

What is the reported fatal effect of taking pradaxa? Is it really dangerous?

Pradaxa: Pradaxa is an oral blood clotting preventer. The biggest side effect is bleeding which can be fatal. The person can bleed to death or bleed into the brain and die that way. This side effect is a property of all the blood clotting preventing drugs (anticoagulants)and is not unique to pradaxa. ...Read more

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How expensive is pradaxa?

How expensive is pradaxa?

Very: Warfarin costs about $200 a year, while Pradaxa runs about $3, 000 a year. ...Read more

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What did pradaxa do to people?

What did pradaxa do to people?

Anticoagulant: This is a new type of blood thinner. It is used as a substitute for warfarin/coumadin in patients with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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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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What class of drugs does pradaxa belong to?

What class of drugs does pradaxa belong to?

Oral anticoagulant: It is a blood thinner that you take by mouth. More specifically, it is a direct thrombin inhibitor. ...Read more

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Is there any help provided for the cost of pradaxa?

Patient Assistance: Many drug manufacturers have patient assistant programs for those in financial need. These are usually easily found on the company's website. Your pharmacist may also be able to assist you with these type of programs. ...Read more

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Should I stop taking my pradaxa? I saw the commericals about how bad it is.

Should I stop taking my pradaxa? I saw the commericals about how bad it is.

Check with MD: You should not stop this medication without discussing this with your presscribing doctor. You could suffer harm coming off this anti-coagulant. You are on it for a reason and should stay on it until other arrangements or advise is given. See your prescribing doctor very soon to discuss the pros and cons of this medication and the alternatives. ...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?

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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I have lost over 11kg over the last 6 months and have now been AF free for around 5 months. No longer on Pradaxa. Can I also stop taking Flecainide?

I have lost over 11kg over the last 6 months and have now been AF free for around 5 months. No longer on Pradaxa. Can I also stop taking Flecainide?

AF/obesity: Recent studies suggest weight loss helps prevent AF recurrences. Keep up the good work. Your doc is the best person to recommend if or when stopping flecainide is appropriate. ...Read more

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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 do you relieve the heartburn caused by taking pradaxa?

How do you relieve the heartburn caused by taking pradaxa?

Prilosec: I have given my patients ppi such as Prilosec medications. Unfortunately gastrointestinal side effects are seen with pradaxa. You can discuss with your doctor regarding alternative therapy with xarelto. This is one a day medication. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of pradaxa over coumadin (warfarin)?

What are the advantages of pradaxa over coumadin (warfarin)?

Pradaxa vs coumadin (warfarin): Pradaxa has a very predictable dose response, so it doesn't need monitoring tests or jockeying around the doses to achieve a desired level. On the other hand, its effect can't be reversed by administering blood products or vitamin K, as coumadin's can. ...Read more

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How many days must I stoped pradaxa before AF Ablation 3 dimention?

How many days must I stoped pradaxa before AF Ablation 3 dimention?

Variable: Ultimately depends on who's doing the procedure however underlying kidney function and bleeding risk of surgery or procedure helps determining timing. Anywhere from 24 hours in low risk surgery with normal kidney function to 4 days for higher risk surgery in compromised kidney function. Probably in your case about 48 hours but check with your own doctor. Good luck! ...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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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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Do you know are pradaxa and rivaroxaban satisfactory replacements for warfarin?

Do you know are pradaxa and rivaroxaban satisfactory replacements for warfarin?

Yes: Both are well-studies and are even better replacements for atrial fibrillation without valve defects. Rivaroxaban in addition has been proven to be a good treatment for pe and dvt. ...Read more

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Are pradaxa and rivaroxaban satisfactory replacements for warfarin if it's not readily available?

Are pradaxa and rivaroxaban satisfactory replacements for warfarin if it's not readily available?

Dabigatran&rivaroxab: These two agents have been shown to be as effective as warfarin in non valvar atrial fibrillation. Other cardiac indications remain to be approved. These agents are expensive and are not presently able to be reversed. ...Read more

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Trying to decide whether to take pradaxa or xarelto. Are there any differences in side effect / bleeding risk?

Trying to decide whether to take pradaxa or xarelto. Are there any differences in side effect / bleeding risk?

Similar: Both anticoagulants have lower risks of bleeding compared to Coumadin (warfarin) and both are indicated for atrial fib and DVT and pulmonary embolism. The 2 drugs have different mechanisms of anticoagulation but their side effects are similar. Xarelto is once/dat and Pradaxa twice a day. ...Read more

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I'm switching from pradaxa to warfarin because of the high cost of pradaxa and the fact that no antidote exists. Good move or not?

I'm switching from pradaxa to warfarin because of the high cost of pradaxa and the fact that no antidote exists. Good move or not?

Yes: For all the reasons you already mentioned. Monitoring of your protime is much easier now too with the newer recommendations published in chest last year. But its nice to know Pradaxa is out there for those patients who cannot take coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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For uedvt, is warfarin the only option? I've heard of some new ones...Pradaxa? Also, is heparin and lmwh as effective as these pill forms?

For uedvt, is warfarin the only option? I've heard of some new ones...Pradaxa? Also, is heparin and lmwh as effective as these pill forms?

UEDVT: There are new drugs, pradaxa, rivaroxaban and apixaban which are approved for ledvt, they could be tried for ue. I haven't seen any ue studies with them. Heparin forms are effective. ...Read more

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My wife developed renal failure after being on pradaxa after her cardiologist insisted she take the medicine. Next steps for her?

My wife developed renal failure after being on pradaxa after her cardiologist insisted she take the medicine. Next steps for her?

Not sure about that: Pradaxa is not commonly thought to CAUSE kidney disease. It however needs to be used carefully in patients with kidney disease as Pradaxa levels can get to harmful levels increasing the chance of bleeding. If Pradaxa is causing kidney failure, something called acute interstitial nephritis (allergic), you would stop the medication and refer to a nephrologist. ...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