Aspirin vs Pradaxa

Aspirin
(OTC)
Pradaxa
(Rx)
Aspirin is an antiplatelet medication and an anti-inflammatory, fever reducing and pain relief medication.
Pradaxa is a blood clots medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
1.5
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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January 14, 2013
October 19, 2010
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
477,152 Discussions
4,573 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#4 for Miscarriage
#5 for Blood Clots
#6 for Heart Attack
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Stroke
#9 for Swelling
#10 for Cancer
#11 for Cramping
#12 for Fever
#13 for Acne
Aspirin is approved for Pain, Headaches and Clotting Disorder and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is taken to prevent Miscarriage and Blood Clots.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Stroke
#2 for Blood Clots
#3 for DVT
Pradaxa is taken to prevent Stroke and Blood Clots and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is prescribed for DVT.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Asp
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Tinnitus
2
Liver Damage
1
Suicide
1
Chicken Pox
1
Hearing Loss
1
Stomach Irritation
1
Hypoglycemia
1
Exfoliation
1
Anaphylaxis
1
Pra
Heartburn
7
Stomach Problems
6
Headaches
5
Dizziness
5
Nausea
4
GI Bleeding
4
Diabetes
3
Indigestion
3
Itching
3
Depression
3
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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2
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Tinnitus
Asp
Pra
2
0
Liver Damage
Asp
Pra
1
0
Suicide
Asp
Pra
1
0
Chicken Pox
Asp
Pra
1
0
Hearing Loss
Asp
Pra
1
0
Stomach Irritation
Asp
Pra
1
0
Hypoglycemia
Asp
Pra
1
0
Exfoliation
Asp
Pra
1
0
Anaphylaxis
Asp
Pra
1
0
Heartburn
Pra
Asp
7
0
Stomach Problems
Pra
Asp
6
0
Headaches
Pra
Asp
5
0
Dizziness
Pra
Asp
5
0
Nausea
Pra
Asp
4
0
GI Bleeding
Pra
Asp
4
0
Diabetes
Pra
Asp
3
0
Indigestion
Pra
Asp
3
0
Itching
Pra
Asp
3
0
Depression
Pra
Asp
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Aspirin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Pradaxa during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Aspirin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Pradaxa and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 75 mg, 80 mg, 81 mg, 162 mg, 325 mg, 487.5 mg, 500 mg, 650 mg, 800 mg, 975 mg, 500-80-80-71 mg
Suppository: 60 mg, 120 mg, 125 mg, 130 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 325 mg, 600 mg, 650 mg, 1200 mg
Capsule: 81 mg, 162.5 mg
Gum: 227 mg
Packet: 650 mg
Capsule: 75 mg, 110 mg, 150 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aspirin , Aspirin/Caffeine
Dabigatran Etexilate Mesylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Aspirin and Pradaxa: Severe Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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| misty
My mom was 83 years old and her blood pressure was going up to 220 in the a.m. They did not know why it was going so high. Her doctor thought she was on to many pills and was trying to cut some of them. So he took her off of Pradaxa and told her to take baby aspirin instead. A week later she has a stroke. Her blood pressure was 260 when we got to the hospital. A week later she died. I blame her doctor. Am I wrong?

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