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.