How to reverse the effects of certain blood thinners

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Blood thinners (anticoagulants) work to help reduce your risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation (AFib). But did you know that you might need to temporarily reverse its blood thinning effects in an emergency?

Below are medications that a doctor can use to reverse the effects of Pradaxa® and Coumadin® (warfarin).

If you have been diagnosed with AFib, act now! Talk to your doctor about how to help reduce your stroke risk today. Only you and your doctor can determine the treatment plan that is right for you.

Pradaxa® (formerly Pradax®) and Praxbind™ are trademarks used under license by Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd.

Xarelto® is a trademark of Bayer AG, used under license by Bayer Inc.

Eliquis® is a trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company used under license by Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada.

Coumadin® is a registered trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company used under license by Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada.

Lixiana® is a registered trademark of Servier Canada Inc.

Beriplex® P/N 500 / Beriplex® P/N 1000 is a registered trademark of CSL Behring Canada, Inc. used under license by CSL Behring Canada, Inc.

Octaplex® is a registered trademark of Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsges m.b.H., Austria; Octapharma S.A.S., France; Octapharma Produktionsgesellschaft Deutschland m.b.H., Germany. Used under licence by Octapharma Canada, Inc.