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Hi i am Suffering from Acute Pulmonary embolism with Deep veins thrombosis. On PRADAXA 150 MG AND homochek from last 20 days after discharge. Current oxygen saturation level measured from oximeter are: After 5-10 mins of brisk walk- 86-87% Rises slowly when I sit after the walk. Does not cross 93-94% What inference can be made from this? I am suffering from breathlessness from past 45 days and still it is there specially when I climb stairs or walk for some time or do some exertion. Is it a very slow recovery? Or is it normal? Any valuable suggestions/precautions from you people will be highly appreciated.

Dr. Rajesh Jain 91% (12584 ratings)
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Recovery from thrombo. Embolism is always slow Please continue your current medicine After full recovery. Reduce your weight by exercises and diet control Go for morning and evening walk daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Take salads and fruits more before lunch Avoid rice, oily food, non veg food, processed food.
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I am suffering from Pulmonary embolism and Deep veins thrombosis and is currently taking oral medicines PRADAXA and homochek. I want to know whether I can continue with below medications which I used to take earlier with PRADAXA and homochek. Eye medicine: 1. INDOFRESH E/D 2. TAB NEURO LV 3. BIMAT LS EYE DROPS 4. CAP EYEVITAL Neuro medicine: 1. TAB TRYPTOMER 10 2. TAB NAPRA D Anxiety medicine: 1. CLONAFIT 0.25 MG ***My concern is that these medicines should not have any reaction with PRADAXA or homochek. If these medicines are safe to take along with my current medications then only I will continue them. Please suggest. Thanks :)

Dr. Paramjeet Singh 93% (968 ratings)
MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Yes you can safely takes all these with pradaxa an homochek some information for pradaxa ( dabigatran ) which is your main medication. Why is this medication prescribed? Dabigatran is used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). It is also used to reduce the risk of a DVT and PE from happening again after initial treatment is completed. Dabigatran is used to help prevent DVT and PE in people who have had hip replacement surgery. Dabigatran is also used to help prevent strokes or serious blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body, and possibly causing strokes) without heart valve disease. Dabigatran is in a class of anticoagulant medications called direct thrombin inhibitors. It works by preventing blood clots from forming in the body. How should this medicine be used? Dabigatran comes as a capsule to take by mouth. When dabigatran is used to treat or prevent DVT or PE or to prevent strokes or serious blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation, it is usually taken twice a day. When dabigatran is used to prevent a DVT or PE after hip replacement surgery it is usually taken 1 to 4 hours after surgery, and then once a day for another 28 to 35 days. Dabigatran may be taken with or without food. Take dabigatran at around the same times every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take dabigatran exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the capsules whole with a whole glass of water; do not split, chew, or crush them. Do not open the capsules and sprinkle the contents on food or into drinks. Dabigatran will help prevent strokes and blood clots only as long as you continue to take it. Continue to take dabigatran even if you feel well. Make sure to refill your prescription before you run out of medication so that you will not miss doses of dabigatran. Do not stop taking dabigatran without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking dabigatran, the risk that you will have clot or a stroke may increase.
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My Dad, 51 years old, is left with very less sensation and muscle power below his knee in the right leg after getting treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis. He is unable to lift his feet especially the toes and can’t put pressure on it. The current doctor advised that the he needs to take anti coagulants for a long time and there cannot be any more healing of the leg, however I am much optimistic. The muscles below his knee on the back side are very weak and pressing on those muscles makes a pins and needle sensation on toes and below the feet. The clots are also still there, however small. Now he is only taking Pradaxa and folic acid. There is no improvement in his leg condition, he is not able to walk without the foot splint and it is impossible to drive or even walk fast, climb etc. I am very worried and thus searching for a second opinions and any alternative treatment or medicine which can help his condition History of DVT - It started with pain in his left leg two years ago in July 2014 and it got well in around 9 days. After that Doppler test was taken which suggested clotting. After some days excruciating pain started in the right leg through the hip side which shifted to front of the right leg, the whole leg blackened due to clotting. He was rushed to emergency where doctor stabilized him and gave him Acitrom. There was huge blood loss and his veins became very weak. He got referred to a neurologist where NCV test was done along with whole body test. He was prescribed Pradaxa tab. After this there was no movement and sensation below right ankle. The doctor asked him to wear a foot drop splint along with physiotherapy sessions. It would be great help if you can advise on a prognosis or about a treatment if there is one. If you think his condition can be helped I would surely bring my father to the place of your practice. I won't to him to heal and get better not just taking medicines to curb the condition.

Dr. Apoorv Goel 92% (1529 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
My Dad, 51 years old, is left with very less sensation and muscle power below his knee in the right leg after getting...
Hi. First of all I would like to know if he underwent any surgery for limb blackening. What I can understand is that he developed acute DVT which resulted in compartment syndrome and blackening. This condition may have resulted in ischaemic neuropathy and myopathy. That's y he is having weakness. It's difficult to say whether normal movement and sensations of the affected limb will restore completely. Treatment given is ok. No prob. You need to have patience and wait. Physiotherapy may help.
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I have a accident in left leg near by thy and got problem of DVT (deep veins thrombosis) I have swelling in leg blood not circulate properly.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (28750 ratings)
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a accident in left leg near by thy and got problem of DVT (deep veins thrombosis) I have swelling in leg blood...
I will suggest you to get your self admitted in a hospital for heparin therapy and complete bed rest.
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