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Is it ok to have a vitamin k supliment when I am on PRADAXA

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is it ok to have a vitamin k supliment when I am on PRADAXA 110 mg
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Customer: I have a pacemaker and have asthma and emsyema
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 1 month ago.

Hi,

Thanks for this question. To simply answer your question, YES it is perfectly safe to use vitamin K supplements while you are using pradaxa. The reason being that pradaxa contains dabigatran which is NOT a vitamin-K antagonist like warfarin. It actually acts in a different manner to thin your blood by directly inhibiting thrombin. So you can use vitamin K supplements while using pradaxa and you dont need to worry about it interfering with pradaxa at all.

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