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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
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
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
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
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
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
Go to this site for patient information on the drug:
https://www. Pradaxa. Com/ ...Read more
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
What do you suggest if my wife developed renal failure after being on pradaxa after her cardeolgist insisted she take the medicine?
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
I forgot that I took my nightly pills earlier and just took them again in error. It was PRADAXA TAMBACOR FLECAINIDE AND TAMOXIFAN. Can anything ha?
Ask prescribing DR: With the medications you are taking, and not knowing the dosage, it would be best for you to ask your DR this question. ...Read more
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
Are pradaxa and rivaroxaban satisfactory replacements for warfarin if it's not readily available?
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
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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