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Since I started with this drug, over a year ago, I have had diarrhea. Now I am having stomach pains. A stool sample showed hidden blood. I am being prepared for a colonoscopy. I feel this med is the culprit, even though cardio says he doesn't think so. I am going to ask for a different med. See if I can get this under control. ## Hello, Barb! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. According to the side effects listed by the FDA, Pradaxa has been known to cause blood in the stool of some people that take it, along with bleaching, indigestion, heart burn and burning throat. Thus, it very well could be due to this medication, it's actually listed as being a fairly common side effect. Is there anything else I can help with? ## THANKS FOR THE REPLY. I HA...
Updated 1 day ago.
can oxiracetam be taken with pradaxa
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My mom was prescribed piracetam along with pradaxa after a stroke. Oxiracetam is more potent than piracetam, but I am not sure whether she should switch. She is 88 and had a stroke a month and a half ago. What is the effect of nootropics on the thinning of blood, especially when one takes Pradaxa? What is the effect on blood pressure? ## @adamit, Sorry to hear about the recent stroke your mom had. I hope she's well on her way to doing better. I too have read that Oxiracetam is more effective than Piracetam for improving various brain disorders, including dementia. However I have yet to come across any specific details that evaluate it's safety along with a pharmaceutical preparation such as Pradaxa. For some reason drug interaction checkers typically only work on pharmaceutical ...
Updated 17 days ago.
pradaxa i want off
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pradax has me feeling miserable. I have fluid retention so bad in the legs and feet and torso. I am dehydrated, mouth is dry all the time. eyes are dry. Please help. my IBS is acting up. I want off this. I had none of this with warfarin. anyone got the same problems? can i stop it on my own?????Olive ## Have you consulted your doctor, yet? In this case, it is very important to determine if your problems are being caused by the medication, or by something else. Pradaxa contains the active ingredient Dabigatran and, when stopped, it is not known to cause rebound coagulation. ## Don't do it alone for heavens sake - call your doctor you want off it - you have a choice no matter what he says - tell him/her you want to go back to Coumadin. You cannot stop it on your own as you might get a...
Updated 3 months ago.
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Since I was on Pradaxa my breathing became worse. ( I have emyhsema and bronchitis and is is worse since I took that. My Dr took me off of it and put me on asprin one a day. I still have some shortness of breathe. but I hope that will go away since I am no longer on Pradaxa! Go to "This is a bad drug site.for more info ## Please do not take this drug , I watched my mother die in the matter of 4 days and bleed to death . The hospital gave her many blood transfusions and Plasma but nothing worked , we had an private autopsy preformed and her death was from the Pradaxa and she died of a severe hemmorage. She was on Warfarin for a long time prior to Pradaxa and she was fine. ## Tracy, I am very sorry for your loss. It's sad that Pradaxa is one of the anticoagulants that has no known...
Updated 3 months ago.
Pradaxa Can Be Very Dangerous!
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Pradaxa at first seems like a good substitute for warfarin ( coumadin ). It does not require regular blood tests and it actually works better. But there's a HUGE problem in the event you develop a bleeding problem whether it be medical such as a stomach ulcer or traumatic such as a traumatic brain injury. In either case it is important that your system be returned to normal clotting function as soon as possible. If you are taking coumadin this is virtually no problem. They merely need to infuse you with an effective antidote, PCC, which will rapidly return your clotting function back to normal. If you are taking Pradaxa, this can be a very big problem BECAUSE THERE IS NO ANTIDOTE FOR PRADAXA that an ER doctor can give you which will reverse the effects of Pradaxa. None. The only thi...
Updated 4 months ago.
Hair thinning with pradaxa?
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I have been on pradaxa for about 5 months now and have noticed a thinning of my hair in the front. I am 69 and maybe it is just getting older. I have had no side effects at this time. I also take pacerone and my afib is under control. I did notice that my diabeties meds seem to be working better now as I have had to cut way down on my insulin after starting these meds. ## Hello, Diane! How are you? Actually, it's usually the Pacerone that causes the Alopecia and it is reversible, if the medication is discontinued or replaced with another option. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What else is available?
Updated 4 months ago.
Pradaxa vs. fragmin
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I have been taking Fragmin injections for 1 yr. now and i think they are causing my leg and joint pains. I'm going to go on Pradaxa and am deathly afraid of bleeding. is there anyone out there who has had good results with Pradaxa? ## Hello, Karen! I hope you are doing well. There are many people that have had good results with it. The risks are really about the same for both the Pradaxa and Fragmin, so there is really no need for your fears to increase. What has your doctor said about the issue? There are many people that suffer joint pains from these types of drugs. ## My mother was diagnosed with small-cell lung carcinoma. Her oncologist put her on a regimen of Fragmin to prevent blood clots in her lung; she is considering taking Dabigatran/Pradaxa instead of continuing her injec...
Updated 5 months ago.
Does Pradaxa cause shortness of breath
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I am in A Fib and have been for the past 7 months. My Doctor has tried different procedures but so far nothing has worked. Ever since I have been on Pradaxa I have been very short of breath. Even in a sitting position I am short of breath. I did not have this problem before. I don't know it it's the A fib or the Pradaxa, My Doctor doesn't know what is causing the problem. They have done a lot of testing. Has anyone had the same problem? ## We have had other people report such a problem, when taking similar medications, however, there is no way for us to really know if it is being caused by your medical condition, or the medication. Have you seen a cardiologist? They would probably be the most qualified to get to the root of the problem. ## I'm in a similar situation ... ...
Updated 6 months ago.
How Can I Get Manufacturing Date of a tablet based on Batch number
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I Had A Batch Number Of Pradaxa 110 Mg Tablet Based On that I need to know the manufacturing date & expiry date of that particular tablet. How & where can I get this information? ## I had purchased Medicines Nusar 50 ( Losartan Potassium) with two batch no one batch no I B.NO16B13010 and another B.NO 16B12009.How can I know which one is original ## B.No.2HM3253 MEDICINE EXPIRY DATE ## i want to know manufacturing date & expiry date of tablet cefglobe oz of batch no CEBI004 ## i want to know manufacturing & epiry date of tablet cefglobe oz from batch no CEBI010 ## I am using Pangraf 1mg Capsule twice a day. after 3 month I checked my pangraf level it is below 1.5. As per doctor there is no any salt in blood of pan. I have batch number of medicine 4524504. how i sure this ...
Updated 6 months ago.
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was prescribed pradaxa dabigatrion with difene which caused a bieed should they have been prescribed together
Updated 8 months ago.
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why will insurance plans not pay for this when dr says it is important nto take and you cant afford it ## Pradaxa (dabigatran) is used to prevent stroke and blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Doctor's may say that it is an important medication to take; but this depends on whether or not you have a condition which requires this type of medication. If you do, I would suggest looking into other prescription drugs with similar indications. Insurance companies may accept one brand of this med over another. Ideally, you'd have to talk to your insurance company to find out specifically why they wouldn't cover this (as there could be many reasons), but I've seen insurance companies that only cover the cost of certain brand names and don't cover the cost of gen...
Updated 9 months ago.
Mixing Pradaxa and viagra
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I have high Blood pressure and take Pradaxa for A Fib Pressure is for the most part under control. Haven't noticed any afib for 2 years. would really like some help with ED. Would it a advisable to use Viagra. I am about 15 lbs overweight and 72 years of age. ## Hello, Art! How are you? It would be best, in this case, to check with your doctor. Whether or not you can take Viagra, or one of the other ED medications will depend on various factors, such as your INR and your actual blood pressure levels, because Viagra can also affect them. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 10 months ago.
what do you want me to put in.
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Since using prexum plus 4mg with pradaxa 110mg I find lost of memory, never had this before please help ## Hello, Paulina! How are you? I'm so sorry about the problem you've experiencing. When did this issue start? How long have you been taking these medications? Why are you taking them? Have you consulted your doctor?
Updated 1 year ago.
Pradaxa has improved erections
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Hi guys, I have been on warfrin for 25 years and am 45 years old. Given warfrin early in life after several failed cardioversion's with afibb and been on beta blockers. Affib has not effected my life one bit other than the INR tests. I have been on Pradaxa for about 2 weeks and have noticed a lot harder and bigger erections. Has anyone else experienced this condition, not that I'm complaining. Thanks
Updated 1 year ago.
Pradaxa 110 Mg
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My grand father facing problem not able to speak and His right hand not working, he is also taking pradaxa 110 mg regularly,only one day was miss then its problem occur in his life with one day miss of Pradaxa 110 mg.Pls suggest wt should i do now
Updated 1 year ago.
No side effects and free to eat what I want
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I was on warfarin following a cerebellar infarct and i really struggled with trying to keep my diet consistent to maintain my INR level and the side effects of warfarin got so bad I was going to stop taking it! My consultant said the risk of another strok e was too high as I have AF and he prescribed Pradaxa. Within three weeks I felt so much better. I have been taking pradaxa for over a year now and no side effects at all. Some of the side effects from warfarin took a while to clear but they have now all gone. No alopecia, the pains in my toes, which were stopping me from walking too far, have completely gone, no nausea and no more feeling like death warmed up! I know the risks associated with pradaxa but to be honest I am happy to take them as I now have a good quality of life. If I h...
Updated 1 year ago.
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I am taking Pradax at the moment, but I understand that it can cause joint swellings ( which I am having). I understand there is a new drug out for treatment to atrofib ## Pradaxa is the newest that I'm aware of, it was just approved back in 2010. I am not sure what all may be available for you, since I'm based in the U.S. and going by our information here. As to the joint pain and swelling, that is a potentially serious side effect and you should contact your doctor about it immediately to have it checked out. Does anyone know of a newer medication that's available? ## There are actually quite a few anti-arrhythmic medications that are often prescribed to help prevent future episodes of atrial fibrillation. Commonly used medications include: Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)...
Updated 1 year ago.
Pradaxa And Astaxanthin
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Does astaxanthin interfere with blood thinners like pradaxa? ## Since the Astaxanthin is just a supplement, it has not been tested for possible interactions with prescription medications, such as the Pradaxa, or for problems with medical conditions. Thus, the only thing I can really suggest is discussing it with your doctor, before taking it, since some supplements can cause adverse reactions. This would be the safest thing to do. Learn more Pradaxa details here. Are there any other questions?
Updated 1 year ago.
Mother very ill
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Hi my mum had a hip op on the 16th Jan, she is 81 was discharged on the 28th Jan and told to take Pradaxa, she was quite well the day she came out over the next 2 days she got ill very weak and began passing blood in her urine, our doctor arranged immediate admission back to hospital, she had various tests, they said she had kidney infection, gallbladder inflammation and possible liver problems, she turned very yellow. They began treating her on the 2nd of February I got a call to go to the hospital as she was unwell and had been vomiting blood during the night, a camera revealed ulcers on the oesphagus and stomach. She has had 4 weeks of very ill health, she is still very weak but hopefully on the mend, I don't know if Pradaxa was the cause as she only took 3 tablets, but it says t...
Updated 1 year ago.
A good use of Paradaxa
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I moved from Warfarin to Pradaxa 1.5yrs ago. I was having to have blood tests quite frequently with my INR decreasing or increasing despite trying to maintain a correct diet. I have been so much healthier with Pradaxa and have returned to competitive swimming, At age 65 I am swimming 100 M Medley's. I keep getting much faster in the pool. I am not sure if it is connected but I changed my diet to only include Fish/ skinless chicken-sometimes, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables and Muesli for breakfast. I did have high Blood pressure and high Cholesterol but my BP is quite normal and one 45 yr Physician told me, my Cholesterol was much better than his. ## Hi Charles, According to the New York Times, Pradaxa was identified as the primary suspect in 542 patient deaths reported to the F.D.A. in...
Updated 2 years ago.

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