Relieves pain, fever, and inflammation. Protects your heart and thins blood. A low dose of Aspirin (81mg) every day can protect your heart, but it's not the best medicine to take for pain, swelling, or fever. Prevents blood clots. Pradaxa (Dabigatran) is a good medication for preventing blood clots. It doesn't require regular blood tests or changing doses often. It can be expensive and there's no way to reverse the medication's effects. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.15 Aspirin
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FDA side effect reports for Aspirin »
GI side effect 35%
Any side effect 21%
Any bleed 20%
Major gastrointestinal bleed 6%
GI bleed 3%
Major bleed 3%
Gastritis-like symptoms 3%
Gastrointestinal bleed 2%
Life-threatening bleed 2%
More Pradaxa side effects » How it works Aspirin Pradaxa Aspirin is a salicylate and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It blocks the inflammation process in your body, which relieves swelling and pain. It also prevents blood platelets from forming clots, which thins your blood. Pradaxa (Dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that stops the formation of blood clots. Type of medication Aspirin Pradaxa Over-the-counter Prescription only Available as Aspirin Pradaxa Used for Aspirin Pradaxa Risk factors for serious side effects Aspirin Pradaxa › Children 18 years or younger › Children recovering from viral infections › History of stomach bleeding or ulcers › Age 60 years or older › Taking Aspirin, NSAIDs, or blood thinners Detailed Aspirin risks & warnings » › Stopping Pradaxa (Dabigatran) too soon › Spinal tap › Anesthesia along the spine (epidural anesthesia) › Taking NSAIDs, aspirin, or other blood-thinning medicines › Drug interactions Detailed Pradaxa (dabigatran) risks & warnings »
The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Aspirin Pradaxa › Take with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach. No food related info.
Pain Aspirin Pradaxa › Used in higher doses to relieve pain, swelling, and fever. No pain related info. Upsides and benefits Aspirin Pradaxa › When taking low doses (81 mg) every day, Aspirin provides protection for your heart and prevents heart attacks and stroke. › Used in higher doses to relieve pain, swelling, and fever. › Available over-the-counter in drugstores by itself and in combination with other cold and flu medications. › Clinical studies have shown that the risk of stroke and blood clots is lower than with warfarin, another popular "blood thinner" (anticoagulant). › Doesn't require regular blood tests or frequent dose changes. › In studies comparing Pradaxa (Dabigatran) to other "blood thinners", it worked just as well in preventing strokes and was better in lowering the risk of bleeding. Downsides and risks Aspirin Pradaxa › Not a preferred medication for treating pain, swelling, or fever due to its high risk of bleeding. › NSAIDs (like ibuprofen and naproxen) and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are better for treating pain and fever thank Aspirin. › Aspirin raises your risk of bleeding, especially when used with other blood thinner medications like warfarin (Coumadin). › Studies show that using higher doses of Aspirin (162 mg or more) every day raises your risk of stomach bleeding and doesn't provide any additional heart protection. › Not available as generic. › There are no antidotes to stop bleeding caused by taking too much Pradaxa (Dabigatran). › Can't take during pregnancy. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Aspirin Pradaxa › Using low doses (81mg) of Aspirin every day can lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, but it isn't good for everyone. Only take Aspirin daily if your doctor recommends it. › Higher Aspirin doses can be used to treat occasional pain, swelling, and fever. Using ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead can lower your risk of serious bleeding. › Take with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach. › Don't use for kids younger than 18 years old. › Stop taking this right away and tell your doctor if you have ringing in your ears, unusual bleeding, or nausea or vomiting that doesn't go away. › Pradaxa (Dabigatran) is an anticoagulant, so it's important not to miss a dose. Don't stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first. › When taking Pradaxa (Dabigatran), you can bleed more easily, so use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor to avoid cutting yourself. › Take this exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to. › Take with a full glass of water. Swallow the capsule whole. Don't chew, break, or open the capsule. Learn more More about Aspirin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Pradaxa Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert