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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which one better between pradaxa abd Plasmin Capsule( anti-coagulant drugs from china ; Lubrokinase)?
I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?
Pradaxa vs lumbrokin: I would NOT recommend this - while Pradaxa is costly - it comes with the approval of the FDA along with extensive testing for efficacy and safety. From my research Lumbrokinase is derived from earthworms and is still considered investigational. I would be leery of any medications obtained from off shore (NO I do NO work for big Pharma) their safety and efficacy are unproven. ...Read more
What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.
Depends: Both are anticoagulants, and are used for prophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Bare metal stents are better treated with Aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). Between Pradaxa and warfarin, both are effective, with Pradaxa requiring no monitoring, but warfarin much less expensive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother has severe aortic stenosis and has converted to a-fib a few days ago. She was placed on pradaxa. Is it the right drug choice for her?
Depends: Severe aortic stenosis with atrial fibrillation should at least be considered for surgery. If not a surgical candidate then considered for a new type of valve procedure called tavi or tavr. Pradaxa was approved to reduce stroke risk caused by atrial fibrillation. The one issue is it should be afib that was not a result of valvular heart disease. That is something her cardiologist should decide. ...Read more
Whether New oral anticoagulant drugs (pradaxa 150 2x/day) may be combined with anti-platelet drugs (Plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg/day)?? i'm in Af also CAD??
Yes: be carful about bleeding because there is no antidote for these new agents. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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