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Better outcome in case of major bleed for patients taking the anticoagulant Pradaxa® compared to warfarin

7 October 2013 | By

Anticoagulants are an indispensable treatment to prevent dangerous blood clots that can cause devastating ischaemic strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation or life-threatening pulmonary embolism in patients with venous thromboembolism.1,2 An increased risk of bleeding is a known possible complication of all anticoagulant therapies.3 This research shows that applying existing…

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Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate, 150mg bid) shows significant reduction in the risk of stroke

28 August 2011 | By

New data from two RE-LY® trial subgroup analyses show that dabigatran etexilate 150mg bid consistently reduces the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to well-controlled warfarin, irrespective of whether patients use antiplatelet [1] or other concomitant therapies, such as the anti-arrhythmics amiodarone or verapamil. [2] The relative benefits…