PRADAXA: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation “We live in the wine country , and I developed severe AV fib after the fires. I was put on Pradaxa 150 mg bid. I was told to take it with meals and often was too much time between breakfast and dinner. So I have been taking it at 6/6:30 am and pm.Recently, I started having loose stools and sometimes have to limit our local travel. Our diet hasn’t changed except minimal outside grilling the cold weather since Dec/January. My wife prepares and cooks the Med diet with me a little heavy into the Paleo side.This evening, I will go back to taking it right before/with meals.BP and Pulse rate are good with a low dose daily beta blocker.Still not able to walk quickly up our local hill as I was before the AV episode.The loose stools started after 3 months on the drug and a new RX of the brand name.”

Grampa (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2018

For Pulmonary Embolism “I have been taking Pradaxa for around six months now with no problems. I just hate the packaging. It is very hard to open, it hurts my fingers, and its inefficient. Some days I feel like I can’t take my medicine. It should not have to feel like a hassle…especially if I have to be on this medication for the rest of my life.”

fizz123 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 5, 2017

For Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation “Greatly prefer pradaxa to coumadin, primarily because of lack of restrictions of eating as much Vitamin K containing healthy greens as I can. Have been taking for several years (I am in my late 60’s), and find that the only time I get acid reflux (which can be very painful) is if I forget to take my evening dose and end up taking it as I am already sitting/lying in bed. Drinking a glass of water with the pill, or eating something with the pill, even just a snack, and not lying down or sitting in bed reading right after taking the “missed” pill in the late evening seems to prevent the acid reflux completely – I almost feel as if the pill isn’t being swallowed completely, thus causing the reflux, when I take it sitting/lying in bed.”

VBguy (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 17, 2017

For Deep Vein Thrombosis “I’d have to say that I’m of a mixed opinion on Pradaxa. While I know that a blood thinner is necessary in my life, given my current condition, the downside to any of them is frustrating. Pradaxa’s downsides seem to be fairly minimal and as a result is the drug I’ve chosen. I really like the ability to reverse the effects with a single dose of a counter drug. Where I’ve run into problems with it is primarily digestive. The acidic nature of the med has caused some stomach upset but more significantly diarrhea, loose stools and leakage. This has led to abrasion bleeding externally and problems with cleanliness. Recently, my doctor recommended omeprazole to counter this effect and it appears to be working adequately.”

OldMoose2 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 11, 2017

For Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation “First time user”

Sabalo (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

For Pulmonary Embolism “I’m on anti-coagulants permanently, previously on Warfarin without symptoms for three years before trying Pradaxa. I have chronic gastritis, GORD, plus average 2-3 episodes of intestinal tract infections per year due to diverticulosis.I tried Pradaxa 110mg twice daily for two weeks with bad symptoms developing after three days and becoming progressively worse. Feeling unwell, tired, acid reflux, indigestion, upper abdominal ache and pain, bloating, belching, farting, diarrhoea, loose stools, and lastly, constipation in a person who has always been as regular as clockwork.I took Pradaxa with food and 500mls of water and 20ml of antacid. Bad move. Back to Warfarin.”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2017

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