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I presume from your comments on Pradaxa that all the dietary restrictions for those taking Coumadin would also apply to someone using Pradaxa. Is that correct?
No, it doesn't appear that there are any interactions of food with Pradaxa (dabigatran) as there are with Coumadin (warfarin). For those taking this new medication there won't be concerns over consuming foods high in Vitamin K. Likewise, there are fewer interactions with other medications. You can read more information online.
Keep in mind that as of now this medication is only approved for certain types of atrial fibrillation. Check with your physician to see if this medication might be right for you.
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Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP