Xarelto and Pradaxa Updates: Which One Is Worse?

Ask the pharmacists: Are new blood thinners right for me?

http://www.philly.com/philly/health/Ask-the-pharmacists-Are-new-blood-thinners-right-for-me.htmlSo patients using this medicine were excited to learn that at least four new agents to reduce blood clotting — without the need for frequent blood testing — were introduced in the U.S.

They are Xarelto (rivaroxaban), Pradaxa (dabigatran), Eliquis …

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Drug Combo for Irregular Heartbeat Might Raise Bleeding Risk

http://www.everydayhealth.com/atrial-fibrillation/treatment/drug-combo-irregular-heartbeat-might-raise-bleeding-risk/A new Canadian study suggests that combining one blood thinner, Pradaxa, with certain statin medications could raise the odds for bleeding in these patients.

“An increase in the risk of bleeding requiring hospital admission or emergency department …

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What you need to know about risky blood thinners

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/tired-of-waking-up-tired-here-s-help-1.3855792/what-you-need-to-know-about-risky-blood-thinners-1.3860470The study in CMAJ – by researchers in Toronto – looked at nearly 46,000 patients in Ontario age 65 and older who take a blood thinner called dabigatran etexilate – sold under the brand name Pradaxa.

Between 2012 and 2014, 1,117 of the patients suffered …

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Manufacturer Tries to Evade Pradaxa Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Having already paid out $650 million to settle lawsuits in 2014, attorneys for the makers of dabigatran Pradaxa are busy attempting to escape a wrongful death lawsuit scheduled for December.

It would be the first federal …

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Xarelto may cause more serious bleeding than Pradaxa

http://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/j-j-s-xarelto-may-cause-more-serious-bleeding-than-bi-s-pradaxa-real-world-study-showsThe novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) field is hotly contested, and drugmakers are turning to real-world data to gain their meds an advantage.

Now, Boehringer Ingelheim may have one such advantage for its Pradaxa (dabigatran) over market leader Xarelto …

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