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

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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Carter
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Mixed bag

Pradaxa has slightly lower risk of stroke.
Bleeding is same for both. Pradaxa is much more expensive and can't be reversed. Pradaxa doesn't need monitoring. Pradaxa has a higher incidence of stomach upset.

In brief: Mixed bag

Pradaxa has slightly lower risk of stroke.
Bleeding is same for both. Pradaxa is much more expensive and can't be reversed. Pradaxa doesn't need monitoring. Pradaxa has a higher incidence of stomach upset.
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