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What is Pradaxa used for?

Pradaxa is a ‘blood thinner’. It helps to prevent the formation of blood clots in the veins after surgery. It is also used to prevent strokes and the formation of blood clots in patients who have an abnormal heart beat (atrial fibrillation).

Is Pradaxa safer than Coumadin?

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is associated with a higher risk of stomach bleeding compared to Coumadin. Might not be appropriate for people who need to take aspirin or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofen) regularly since it can add to the risk of bleeding.

Is Pradaxa the best blood thinner?

Pradaxa was at least as effective as warfarin for preventing stroke-causing blood clots, and possibly caused fewer bleeding side effects. In addition, it is easier to use. Pradaxa doesn’t require frequent blood tests, and isn’t affected by food, like warfarin is.

How long can I take Pradaxa?

a hip joint replacement – it’s usual to take dabigatran for 4 to 5 weeks. a blood clot – depending on what caused the blood clot, you’ll normally take dabigatran for at least 3 months.

How long can you take Pradaxa?

Should Pradaxa be taken with food?

You can take PRADAXA with or without food. You should take PRADAXA with a full glass of water. have surgery, or a medical or a dental procedure, tell your doctor and dentist that you are taking PRADAXA.

What is the safest blood thinner for AFib?

Non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now recommended as the preferred alternative to warfarin for reducing the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib), according to a focused update to the 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society Guideline for the …

Which is better Eliquis or Pradaxa?

Eliquis’ efficacy in preventing strokes proved about as good as Pradaxa’s and slightly better than Xarelto’s. Pradaxa, which like Eliquis is dosed twice daily, demonstrated superior efficacy but not safety vs. warfarin, and Xarelto was non-inferior to warfarin on efficacy and safety, with once-daily dosing.

Which is safer warfarin or Pradaxa?

Bleeding risks with Pradaxa seem to be about the same overall as with warfarin. There may be a minimally lower risk of major cerebral hemorrhage and a higher risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with Pradaxa vs. warfarin. The big issue holding back the widespread use of Pradaxa is its cost.

Which is safer Eliquis or Pradaxa?

The side effects of Eliquis and Pradaxa are similar, but people taking Pradaxa have had more issues with stomach side effects than those taking Eliquis. If you are pregnant, Eliquis may be a safer choice than Pradaxa. However, either medication increases the risk of hemorrhaging during labor and delivery.