What topics do you need to discuss with your physican or anticoagulation clinic pharmacist or nurse when you are considering starting Pradaxa (Dabigatran)? A structured, bulleted checklist may be helpful for the discussion, to make sure that all relevant points are addressed. A suggested list is here.
As additional background information, other clinically relevant issues regarding Pradaxa therapy previously discussed on the Clot Connect blogs are:
- Hospital treatment guideline
- Interruption of Pradaxa for procedures (colonoscopy, dental work, surgery)
- Management of major bleeding
- Use of Pradaxa in off label indications, mainly DVT and PE
Acknowledgement: The checklist in this blog was developed by Diane Merrill, nurse practitioner, Mecklenburg Medical Group, Charlotte, NC.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial conflict of interest relevant to this educational post.
Last updated: June 22nd, 2011
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