You may want to reconsider Pradaxa and go back to Warfarin for a blood thinner. . Bleeding out is a real threat.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/bu...aths.html?_r=0Unlike warfarin, an older drug, there is no antidote to reverse the blood-thinning effects of Pradaxa.
“You feel helpless,” Dr. Cotton said. The drug has contributed to the bleeding deaths of at least eight patients at the hospital. “And that’s a very bad feeling for us.”
Pradaxa has become a blockbuster drug in its two years on the market, bringing in more than $1 billion in sales for its maker, the privately held German drug maker Boehringer Ingelheim.