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I have been treated with Warfarin since my stroke in October 2011. I have had major side effects with other drug interactions and have requested a change to Dabigatran, which we believe is less problematic.
Has anyone had experience with Dabigatran? and has it been successful for them.?(with less side effects)
I have experienced memory issues, loss of balance, depression and a loss in confidence. My doctors have been constrained in prescribing, because of Warfarin and barbituates for a controlled epilepsy condition.
The medication Dabigatran has been recently withdrawn by the FDA, for increased incidence of strokes and bleeding episodes reported in patients. This was reported in a study conducted on patients with prosthetic valves and also in patients with atrial fibrillation. This could be the reason why your doctors are hesitant to prescribe this medication.
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