Consider Warfarin or Eliquis When GI Bleeding Risk is High

You'll hear more about GI bleeding with Pradaxa (dabigatran).

Pradaxa causes about 8 more major GI bleeds per 1000 patients per year than warfarin in elderly patients with A fib. But this risk is offset by 3 fewer ischemic strokes...and 6 fewer brain hemorrhages.

Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is also associated with more GI bleeding than warfarin when used for A fib...but Eliquis (apixaban) is not.

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