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Pradaxa Introduction (Indications for Use)


Learning Objectives


A-Fib/Stroke


Pharmacokinetics 

Absorption

Distribution

Metabolism

Elimination


Pharmacodynamics


Dosage & Administration 

Recommended Dosage

Missed Doses

Renal Function


Pradaxa: Efficacy


Pradaxa: Efficacy


Safety


Safety


Contraindications For Use


Warnings & Precautions


Adverse Reactions 

Increased GI Reactions

Gastritis –like Symptoms

GERD

Abdominal pain

GI bleed

GI Ulcer


Patient Counseling/Education Instruct patient on: 

Signs & Symptoms of Bleeding

GI Adverse Reactions

Invasive or Surgical Procedure

Concomitant Medications


Query ď‚—

With the positives and negatives in the literature on this drug, would you, as a clinician, use Pradaxa as an alternative to Coumadin with your patients with a history of non-valvular A-fib?


Thank You!!!!


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