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Does Pradaxa (dabigatran) reduce blood clots in my legs or lungs better than warfarin?
MedHead Confidence Score: 4
Amount Saved: $410 per month cost for Pradaxa
If you are being treated for a blood clot in your leg (deep vein thrombosis), or a blood clot in your heart (pulmonary embolus), then there is no difference in outcomes with warfarin v. Pradaxa. That’s almost $5,000 per year. Nice!
1. Schulman S, Kearon C, Kakkar AK, et al. Dabigatran versus warfarin in the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med 2009;361:2342-52.