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Does Eliquis (Apixaban), or Pradaxa (Dabigatran) reduce risk of stroke more than warfarin if I have already stroke in the past?


MedHead Confidence Score: 2
Amount Saved: $410 per month for Pradaxa $450 per month for Eliquis v. warfarin post


MedHead Message:

If you have already had a stroke and have atrial fibrillation, warfarin does just as well as the medications that cost $5,000 per year more than warfarin.


1. Coleman, C et. al. Effectiveness and Safety of Apixaban, Dabigatran, and Rivaroxaban Versus Warfarin in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation and Previous Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack. Stroke. 2017 Aug;48(8):2142-2149. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.017474. Epub 2017 Jun 27. 2. https://www.goodrx.com/pradaxa 3. https://www.goodrx.com/eliquis 4. https://www.goodrx.com/warfarin


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