Coumadin vs Pradaxa

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Coumadin is used to treat blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE) and/or to prevent new clots from forming in your body. Preventing harmful blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack. Conditions that increase your risk of developing blood clots include a certain type of irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation), heart valve replacement, recent heart attack, and certain surgeries (such as hip/knee replacement).Dabigatran is used to prevent blood clots from forming because of a certain irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation). Preventing these blood clots helps to reduce the risk of a stroke. Dabigatran is also approved in Canada to prevent blood clots from forming in your legs or lungs after hip or knee replacement surgery.
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regshello | 04.02.13
after ablation i have been very tired and achy i was fine before(3-mo.s) use
rick | 06.01.13
I have a stent in my cartoid artery in my neck, was taking plavix, went back to dr for test, was told my stent shut down, no bring it back so i am only have blood flow to one side of my neck to my brain, he put me on comundin for life taking 2 5mg pills a day. would like to have advice from anyone on this?
brit6545 | 09.09.12
I am relieved that there is a medicine that can control my own blood's emphasized clotting activity. It killed my father and grand father and left my aunt severely disabled after a stroke.
GGC-FLA | 07.08.12
I had a total left hip replacement & was put on 5mg coumadin when I was released from the hospital. I had to set alarm to take it at 5pm every day because I would forget. It made my joints & muscles achy and changed my personality. My husband said I was snapping at him and that isn't my nature at all. My gums bled terribly & my taste buds were way off. Nothing I ate tasted right. My ta ...
Hocumsurvivor | 05.08.12
I took this drug for 7 years for Atrial Fibrillation. It did not affect my quality of life. You can eat greens, as long as you always eat greens, so they can set the dosage accordingly. Eight months ago I had open heart surgery at the Minnesota Mayo Clinic for Hypertropic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy and while there were in there, I asked them to do the Afib ablation. I have not had Afib since t ...
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Ruth | 12.06.13
Overall, a positive experience. Had a concern about a VERY LARGE unaccountable bruise appearing my abdomen upon awakening one morning. Also had a minor cut that took 2-1/2hrs to clot. My cardiologist was not concerned as his focus is on stroke prevention. My primary care physician (also a pharmacist) felt that his prescribed dosage was too high due to my age and the very large unaccountable brui ...
bjaneph | 30.05.13
I have been taking Pradaxa for 1 1/2 now. first I had itching, noticed my fingernails are chipping and eyelashes are shorter. always have blood in urine. also have uti infection a lot. I would like to get off this drug but dr. said stroke is worse.
frustrated | 29.05.13
Have been on Pradaxa for about 1 year. Major side effect has been severe (at times)burning & itching of hemorrhoids following a BM. Doc took me off Pradaxa for 2 weeks & symptoms disappeared. Hate to think of surgery as hemorrhoids didn't bother me in the past. Looking at other blood thinners to see if condition improves.
Ed | 27.05.13
Acid reflux - heartburn
Michel b | 23.05.13
Just started a week ago. All fine up to now what should I expect Michel b.