I'm on Pradaxa but have surgery scheduled for this coming Thursday.
Talk with your specialist as circumstances will vary depending on creatinine clearance (an indicator of kidney function) and type of surgery.
Generally Pradaxa should be discontinued 1 to 2 days (CrCl >50 mL/min) or 3 – 5 days (CrCl <50 mL/min) before invasive or surgical procedures because of the increased risk of bleeding. Consider longer times for patients undergoing major surgery, spinal puncture, or placement of a spinal or epidural catheter or port, in whom complete hemostasis maybe required.
- Pradaxa Information for Consumers
- Pradaxa Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pradaxa (detailed)
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