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Doctor insights on: Pradaxa Medication

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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 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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I'm in AF also CAD. Now taking pradaxa, may be change into plasmin (anti-coagulant drugs from china, Lumbrokinase)?

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

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What drug is superior pradaxa or warfarin? I have two metal bare stents and a history of atrial defibrillation.

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 more

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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? Thanks

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? Thanks

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

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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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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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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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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