The People's Medicine Community ®
Drug Index: 

Pradaxa Forums

Recently active Pradaxa forums and community discussion threads. Post your question or story about Pradaxa and connect with others who have experience with the same medications. No registration is required and your identity remains anonymous.

Page of 2  Next Page    New Thread     RSS Feed
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 25 days ago.
   3  Subscribe to thread 223101
Mixing Pradaxa and viagra
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 1 month ago.
   1  Subscribe to thread 260999
How Can I Get Manufacturing Date of a tablet based on Batch number
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
Updated 1 month ago.
   4  Subscribe to thread 244185
what do you want me to put in.
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 2 months ago.
   1  Subscribe to thread 258944
Pradaxa has improved erections
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 5 months ago.
Does Pradaxa cause shortness of breath
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 7 months ago.
   9  Subscribe to thread 224600
Pradaxa 110 Mg
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 11 months ago.
No side effects and free to eat what I want
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 11 months ago.
   1  Subscribe to thread 245175
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 11 months ago.
   2  Subscribe to thread 246064
Pradaxa And Astaxanthin
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.
   1  Subscribe to thread 243880
Mother very ill
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.
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 1 year ago.
   2  Subscribe to thread 242136
A good use of Paradaxa
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 1 year ago.
   1  Subscribe to thread 240551
pradaxa kills
My mom died on pradaxa ## Hi caroly, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. According to the thread linked below, there have been 260 deaths worldwide that were directly linked to Pradaxa: Discuss/Pradaxa-Lawyer-News-238665.htm Have you contacted any lawyers or medical professionals about your situation? They may be able to help you work out the legal issues involved with this drug. I hope this helps! ## ty already spoke to lawyer ## Jenna have you lost someone on pradaxa? ## I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I also lost my father from this terrible disgrace of a drug. I am still at a complete loss over losing him over a pill he was supposed to take! I contacted a lawyer and I am waiting to get compensated. I hate Pradaxa those crooks. ## Terry could you contact me via email. I ...
Updated 1 year ago.
   6  Subscribe to thread 239717
Pradaxa use by non-AFIB patients
Has anyone heard of Pradaxa being used for blood clot patients who don't have atrial fibrillation? Primarily to achieve the benefits of no frequent blood testing? ## Pradaxa contains the active ingredient Dabigatran, which is just another oral anticoagulant. Learn more Pradaxa details here. You can even look at the information at the link I provided and it lists it as sometimes being used as an alternative to Warfarin, since it doesn't require the frequent tests. There are several others under investigation for this use, as well. Are there any other questions or comments?
Updated 1 year ago.
   1  Subscribe to thread 237830
Pradaxa Lawyer News
If you or a loved one has ever taken the drug Pradaxa, please pay close attention to what I have to say because this may be the most important message you ever read. Recently the blood-thinning drug PRADAXA has been linked to life threatening and sometimes fatal internal bleeding and heart attacks. A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has found that Pradaxa was “significantly associated with a higher risk†of heart attacks and acute coronary syndrome compared to similar blood thinning drugs. Over 500 cases of hemorrhaging have been reported to the FDA in the first quarter of 2011 alone. Since this drug was prescribed primarily to the elderly, the number of deaths and serious side effects are much more common among those 65 years or old...
Updated 1 year ago.
pradaxa side effects
Pradaxa mostly used as a substitute for warfarin (Coumadin ) for atrial fibrillation but there are also response of tamoxifen side effects such as unusual bleeding, short breath etc. There are also some response of having dehydrated, dryness of mouth/eyes. The positive side is that It does not require regular blood tests and it actually works better in few cases. Pradaxa might be a good substitute of warfarin but need more attention in long term use and in some specific cases.
Updated 1 year ago.
Pradaxa for Mechanical Heart Valves?
My wife has a leaflet valve in the mitral position, an A-V node ablation with pacemaker and constant A-fib. She has been on coumadin for 30 years and within the past few years has begun to get purple patches on her arms that are not bruises. They appear to be very near to necrosis as any damage to these areas becomes an open lesion. She also has unstable INR and tests weekly with a CoaguChek meter. Her cardiologist is unwilling to try the 100mcg concurrent vitamin-K therapy as an attempt to stabilize INR. It would appear that Pradaxa if approved for mechanical valve protection would get her out of the high risk of INR instability, the purple spots on her arms and maybe prove cost effective. My question, is there any hope that Pradaxa will be approved for her condition in the near future...
Updated 1 year ago.
   6  Subscribe to thread 217255
pradaxa i want off
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 1 year ago.
   4  Subscribe to thread 217919
Pradaxa Can Be Very Dangerous!
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 1 year ago.
   8  Subscribe to thread 227416

2 pages of forums were found.

1  2 Next >> 

Discuss Pradaxa

No registration is needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

Discuss: Pradaxa

1) Title / Subject: *
Please use the title to feature the main keywords of your topic.

2) Message: *
Please be as detailed as possible.

3) Your Name: *
You may use your first name, or for more privacy, make up a nickname.

4) Email Address: 
Optional. Always hidden. This allows us to notify you when a reply is posted here.

Subscribe to our Daily Health News - Top headlines emailed to you each day.

5) Word Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.