Pradaxa vs Xarelto

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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.Rivaroxaban is used to prevent blood clots from forming due to a certain irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) or after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is also used to treat blood clots (such as in deep vein thrombosis-DVT or pulmonary embolus-PE) and to prevent the blood clots from forming again. Rivaroxaban is an anticoagulant that works by blocking certain clotting proteins in your blood.
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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.
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ski king | 27.10.13
husband was 8 days on drug and started spitting up blood in middle of night, bright red blood. has some afib, will call doctor in the morning. Just finished steroids and antibiotic for acute bronchitis, this cant e good with all the mucus already in his lungs. He is allergic to Coumadin so don't know where we go from here. Has arithritis and complaining with more pain than usual.
guest | 17.10.13
much easier to take then warfarin. don't have to eliminate certain veggies. no weekly blood testing.
Karenr | 18.09.13
I started this in June 2013 even though I do not have persistent or permanent afib. I am female age 60 with hx of Type 1 DM x 32 yrs. Dr says this is what I need to prevent stroke. Scared me, so I started this. After about a month I began to get a bounding heart beat(but regular), increased anxiety from that, facial/scalp tingling like I got an anesthetic injection from the destist and bleeding gums. Dr felt was reaction to the antiarrhythmic and changed that to pill-in-th-pocket but kept me on xarelto. Says gum bleeding just part of it. :( More frequently, now, after taking I have bleeding gums and the tinglinglasting longer and longer. Also noted now, that heartburn more at night (take xarelto in evening) It is making me crazy and afraid. I am gong to talk with dr about changing this to another anticoag--even willing to try coumadin as I don't care if I need to monitor frequently. This is a scary drug. I am beginning to fear the other bleeding problems. Just creating more and more anxiety. As far as effectiveness--guess so, bleed a bit longer after getting blood draw. Bruised easily before so can't tell on that one.