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PRADAXA Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is PRADAXA?

What is PRADAXA?

PRADAXA is the brand name for dabigatran and is available as an oral capsule.

What dosages is PRADAXA available in?

What dosages is PRADAXA available in?

PRADAXA is available as a 75 mg, 110 mg, and 150 mg oral capsule.

What is PRADAXA used for?

What is PRADAXA used for?

PRADAXA is a direct thrombin inhibitor anticoagulant that is used for:
Lowering the risk of a stroke or blood clots due to nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat that isn’t caused by the valves in your heart)
Blood clot prevention for people who have a history of blood clots
Blood clot prevention following hip replacement surgery
Blood clot treatment
Pulmonary embolism treatment (a blood clot in the lungs)

How does PRADAXA work?

How does PRADAXA work?

PRADAXA is a direct thrombin inhibitor anticoagulant (blood thinner) that stops blood clots from forming in your body so you’re less likely to have a stroke or heart attack.

How do I take PRADAXA?

How do I take PRADAXA?

PRADAXA is typically taken as 75 mg to 150 mg by mouth once or twice daily, depending on how healthy your kidneys are.

Is it safe for me to take PRADAXA?

Is it safe for me to take PRADAXA?

PRADAXA is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have:
Active pathological bleeding.
History of serious hypersensitivity reaction to PRADAXA.
Mechanical prosthetic heart valve.

PRADAXA Common Side Effects

PRADAXA Common Side Effects

  • Common side effects of PRADAXA:
  • Upset stomach
  • Stomach pain
  • Acid reflux (heartburn)
  • Increased bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Major bleeding (bleeding that requires immediate medical attention)
  • PRADAXA Serious Side Effects

    PRADAXA Serious Side Effects

    Serious side effects are rare with PRADAXA. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

    Higher risk of blood clots or a stroke if Pradaxa (dabigatran) is stopped too soon
    Spinal bleeding and paralysis if you need to have a epidural placed or have a lumbar puncture done
    Major bleeding or large loss of blood, especially with surgery

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on PRADAXA

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on PRADAXA

    The following medications may interact with PRADAXA:

  • P-gp inducers: Avoid coadministration with PRADAXA .
  • P-gp inhibitors in adult patients with CrCl 30-50 mL/min: Reduce dosage or avoid.
  • P-gp inhibitors in adult patients with CrCl < 30 mL/min: Not recommended.
  • Who makes PRADAXA?

    Who makes PRADAXA?

    Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Is PRADAXA safe in pregnancy?

    Is PRADAXA safe in pregnancy?

    It is not known if PRADAXA will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.


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