Pradaxa

Maintain2
By Maintain2 Latest Reply 2013-02-03 01:26:20 -0600
Started 2012-12-24 14:02:07 -0600

I was on Coumadin,(Wayfarin), for 6 years. During that time, I ate zero greens, to maintain my proper level. Also had my finger pricked every month. Each visit to get pricked, cost me money!
Now I've been on Pradaxa for about a year. It costs more money, buy, I can eat whatever I want, and never have to get my blood checked. Its pure heaven!! Wondering why this drug, for A-Fib patients, is not listed on your medication area? Anybody else taking this? How are you doing?
Thanks! Maintain2


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lei_lani
lei_lani 2013-02-03 01:26:20 -0600 Report

Thanks Maintain2 & HH, this is interesting :) ill read these articles now. We are still using warfarin & dabigatran (about a few years now since we've used this) but looking fwd to see if Aixaban will be released here in NZ .

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2012-12-25 19:29:51 -0600 Report

Maintain,

Pradaxa (dabigatran) was just recently accepted as therapy for certain types of Atrial Fibrillation and is, as you pointed out, still very expensive (but competing drugs will soon be released which will drive down the price).

I have posted a few articles over the past few months that track the developments which you may find useful.

http://www.heartconnect.com/product-reviews/15-pradaxa

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/109-fda-approves-pradaxa-to-prevent-stroke-in-people-with-atrial-fibrillation/portal

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/548-new-anticoagulants-better-than-warfarin-in-af-says-new-real-world-analysis/portal

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/956-fda-don-t-use-pradaxa-blood-thinner-in-patients-with-artificial-heart-valves

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/310-caution-needed-with-dabigatran-in-the-elderly/portal

Glad to hear of your positive experience and thanks for sharing. It is this sort of first-hand experience that is so poaswerful and useful!

HH