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.
Prevents blood clots that can cause a stroke. Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) prevents blood clots and stroke, but cheaper options are available that work just as well.
Prevents blood clots. Coumadin (Warfarin) is an old, cheap, and effective medicine to prevent blood clots, but it requires some monitoring, dose adjustments, and even lifestyle changes.
Prevents blood clots. Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) 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.
Prevents blood clots. Heparin is a good anticoagulant that prevents blood clots. However, you'll need to get frequent blood tests to make sure it's working well.
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Pradaxa (Dabigatran) is an anticoagulant that stops the formation of blood clots.
Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It is a combination medication with two ingredients, aspirin and dipyridamole. Both make it harder for your body to form blood clots.
Coumadin (Warfarin) is an anticoagulant blood thinner. It lowers chemicals called clotting factors so that it's harder for your body to form blood clots.
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that stops the formation of blood clots.
Heparin is an anticoagulant that binds with proteins and platelets to stop blood clots from being made and traveling to the brain, heart, and lungs.
› Many lifestyle factors can affect how well warfarin works, such as diet, alcohol, and activity level, so it's important that you try to stay consistent with your behaviors.
No specific alcohol related info.
No specific alcohol related info.
› Do not crush or chew capsules. Can take with or without food.
› Eat foods containing consistent amounts of Vitamin K.
› Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) doesn't have as many food interactions as compared to other anticoagulants like warfarin (Coumadin).
› Take Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) with food and a full glass of water.
No specific food related info.
Upsides and benefits
› 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.
› This helps to prevent strokes for people who had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) before.
› In clinical studies, Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) lowered the chance of another stroke for a person with a previous stroke or mini-stroke (TIA) by 36%.
› Works better than either aspirin or dipyridamole alone to prevent strokes.
› Works as well as Plavix (clopidogrel), another antiplatelet medication, to prevent stroke.
› Oral blood-thinning medicine that prevents blood clots from forming or getting bigger.
› Prevents complications of blood clots that can cause extreme discomfort or death. Examples include stroke (blood clots in the brain), pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs causing trouble breathing), or deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs causing pain and blood vessel damage).
› Has an antidote, Vitamin K, in case of a major accidental bleeding.
› Coumadin (Warfarin) has been around for a long time, so we know a lot about how well it works and what the risks are.
› It's dirt cheap.
› Studies have shown that Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) works just as well as other blood thinners (anticoagulants) in preventing strokes and reducing bleeding.