Pradaxa User Reviews

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Pradaxa User Reviews

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Comment from: Salty Dog, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 18

After 11 years of coumadin (couldn't come close to maintaining INR control on generic warfarin), Pradaxa has been a wonderful change. No mixed dose strenghts, no monitoring, no drug or diet interactions, and my cardiologist tells me it is 35% more effective at preventing strokes and embolisms than warfarin (coumadin).

Related Reading: coumadin | Pradaxa

Comment from: ted, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 23

s evere heartburn 10-20 minutes after taking pradaxa it lasted 10-12 hours it happened three times in one month

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Comment from: 75 or over on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 13

After taking this drug for a month I developed hives and severe itching around my ankles. The cardiologist told me to go back to warfarin as the rash was a side effect of pradaxa.

Related Reading: hives | itching | rash

Comment from: psmith7716, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 23

I must take this medication with my meal or suffer acute heartburn. Physician assistant advises there is no test (such as protime for coumadin) to ensure it is working.

Comment from: on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: January 14

The capsules are huge and have to be taken whole, not chewed or sprinkled on food. For my husband who recently had a stroke, that's not possible. He chokes on them. Both doses uses the same size capsule, according to my cardiologist's nurse. They also gave him stomach pains.

Related Reading: stroke

Comment from: Trademan, 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 19

After 8 days on drug intermittent 2-3 minute vision changes,dizziness,and body pains began.Vision normally blurred in one eye or the other but sometimes both.Burning Sharp body pain in kidney, leg, left lat & near heart. Quit at 24 days.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 25

gastric discomfort, easophageal burning sensation.

Comment from: 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 20

improvement in my quality of life. No more running to lab,and having to watch what I eat. Great drug.

Comment from: 75 or over Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: January 16

Pulse rate has risen from 70's to high 80'sphysician says up to 100 O.K. But I don't feel it's a good thing.

Comment from: 75 or over on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: December 30

have had no side effects yet

Comment from: samdem6, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 10

Great that we don't have to watch diet or go for protime. I have been on Pradaxa for almost 5 mos. Seems to be working as far as Afib is concerned. Stomach problems have increased plus joint/muscle pain is almost unbearable. Can hardly stand for anthing/anyone to touch me. Can't get comfortable sitting or laying in bed. This has been happening for almost a month now. Waiting to go to primary physician to determine exact cause.

Related Reading: muscle pain


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