Plavix vs Pradaxa

Plavix
(Rx)
Pradaxa
(Rx)
Plavix is an antiplatelet medication.
Pradaxa is a blood clots medication.
Satisfaction Score
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2.2
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Stroke
2.0
Concern level
2.2
Concern level
2.2
Approval Date
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November 17, 1997
October 19, 2010
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
20,923 Discussions
4,573 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Heart Attack
#2 for Stroke
#3 for Blood Clots
#4 for A Fib
Plavix is taken to prevent Blood Clots and Stroke and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, it is prescribed for Heart Attack.
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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Pla
Clotting Disorder
10
Bruise
5
Tiredness
3
Headaches
3
Bleeding
3
Allergy
2
Weakness
2
Shortness of Breath
2
Dizziness
1
Numbness
1
Pra
Heartburn
2
Stomach Problems
2
Headaches
1
Dizziness
1
Nausea
1
GI Bleeding
1
Diabetes
1
Indigestion
1
Itching
1
Depression
1
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Plavix
Pla
Pradaxa
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Clotting Disorder
Pla
Pra
10
0
Bruise
Pla
Pra
5
0
Tiredness
Pla
Pra
3
0
Headaches
Pla
Pra
3
1
Bleeding
Pla
Pra
3
0
Allergy
Pla
Pra
2
0
Weakness
Pla
Pra
2
0
Shortness of Breath
Pla
Pra
2
0
Dizziness
Pla
Pra
1
1
Numbness
Pla
Pra
1
0
Heartburn
Pra
Pla
2
0
Stomach Problems
Pra
Pla
2
0
Headaches
Pra
Pla
1
3
Dizziness
Pra
Pla
1
1
Nausea
Pra
Pla
1
0
GI Bleeding
Pra
Pla
1
0
Diabetes
Pra
Pla
1
0
Indigestion
Pra
Pla
1
0
Itching
Pra
Pla
1
0
Depression
Pra
Pla
1
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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B Category B
Before taking Plavix 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 Plavix 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, 300 mg
Capsule: 75 mg, 110 mg, 150 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may decrease drug effect.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Clopidogrel Bisulfate
Dabigatran Etexilate Mesylate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Plavix 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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