Pradaxa and CCSVI

Pradaxa is normally used for people with atrial fibrillation to prevent blood clots from this type of heart rhythm problem.  It is sometimes used for CCSVI patients post procedure even though Warfarin and other prescription anti-coagulants and/or blood thinners are less risky.  Pradaxa is being blamed for more than 500 deaths. Pradaxa is significantly associated with a higher risk of heart attacks and chest pain than Warfarin.

In January of this year, the Institute for Safe Medication Practice published a study that found Pradaxa bleeds were about 5 times more likely than Warfarin to result in death… that means a person taking Pradaxa is   500% more likely to die from a bleed than if they are taking Warfarin. There is no antidote if a Pradaxa patient starts bleeding.Vitamin K which is used in Warfarin incidents does not work for patients taking Pradaxa. At this time there are more than 1,100 lawsuits in federal court against Boehringer Ingelheim for adverse Pradaxa side effects. Of course this is only in the United States. Pradaxa use in the UK is rising.

Below I have listed supplements and foods that are used for their blood thinning qualities.

  1. Vitamin B-6
  2. Vitamin E
  3. Omega- 3 Fatty Acids
  4. Iron
  5. Magnesium
  6. Turmeric
  7. Bromelain
  8. Willow bark
  9. Tree Ear
  10. Jicama
  11. Garlic
  12. Onions
  13. Olive Oil
  14. Ginseng
  15. Green Tea    

Salicylates help to block vitamin K. Aspirin is the most well known. Many spices, nuts, and dried fruits are high in salicylates.


  • Curry powder
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ginger
  • Paprika
  • Thyme
  • Cinnamon
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Turmeric
  • Licorice
  • Peppermint


  • Raisins
  • Prunes
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Blueberries
  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines
  • Oranges

Other sources of salicylates:

  • Chewing gum
  • Honey
  • Peppermints
  • Vinegar
  • Wine
  • Cider

If you are taking Pradaxa after the Liberation Procedure, be sure that you are informed and understand the alternatives.Image