A new drug that is superior to Warfarin has been recently FDA approved to treat atrial fibrillation. Its brand name is Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate).
In clinical trials, people with atrial fibrillation taking Pradaxa had fewer strokes than those on warfarin. Warfarin has been problematic as it requires frequent monitoring with blood tests and it interacts negatively with many other drugs and some foods.
Anybody started taking it?
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