What's the better blood thinners ... I'm taking warfarin, to many blood test?
- 16 May 2013 by popwho
- 4 Sep 2016
- warfarin, prevention of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation
Warfarin or newer blood thinners such as dabigatran (Pradaxa) are effective for preventing strokes in patients with atrial fibrillation. The advantages of the newer blood-thinners is they do not require you to monitor your INR and have very few drug interactions. Warfarin is given just once a day but dabigatran requires twice daily dosing. Dabigatran is more expensive.
You should talk to your doctor to find out if dabigatran is an option for you.
Yes warfarin requires "monthly" testing if all is going well. It also has been on the market for years and years.
That to me is a sign of a good safe drug.
It's also much much cheaper than the new designer blood thinners.
I would stick with the drug that's a known winner.
- Warfarin Information for Consumers
- Warfarin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Warfarin (detailed)
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