Prescribe Blood Thinner Pradaxa With Caution, Study Warns

November 4, 2014 1:35 AM

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MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation.

So say the authors of a new study that shows Pradaxa carries a higher risk of major bleeding and of gastrointestinal bleeding compared to the traditional blood thinner warfarin.

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