what is the best coagulation test to be performed ( after stopping pradaxa ) before surgery to assure major bleeding is not a big risk risk?
14 Jan 2012
You need to provide more information. What kind of surgery? Does it have a high risk of bleeding? What is your renal function? If it is good and the surgery is not a high bleeding risk then 24 hours after your last dose will typically be sufficient. However if the bleeding risk is high then your doctor will probably want to wait 2-4 days. If your renal function is poor and the surgery is not a high bleeding risk then 2-5 days after your last dose will typically be sufficient. However if the bleeding risk is high then your doctor will probably want to wait more than 5 days. Your need to talk to your doctor if you have not already had this discussion, especially since you state that you are having major surgery.
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3 answers • 26 Jan 2011
I'm on Pradaxa but have surgery scheduled for this coming Thursday.
1 answer • 12 Jul 2011
I am most grateful for the informative responses. Thank you!
1 answer • 9 Apr 2012
when taken off pradaxa for surgery my MG improved dramaticaly, coincidence?? the Cardiolgist thinks it all in my head
1 answer • 7 Aug 2012
I was reviewing patient comments for both types of drugs. Under Pradaxa, it was stated that a major bleed was not reversible with this drug but that ...
1 answer • 14 Jul 2013