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Pradaxa

Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate): Medical Information

Therapeutic Class: Anticoagulant
Active ingredient: The active ingredient present in this medication is Dabigatran Etexilate.
Drug Information: Dabigatran Etexilate is an anticoagulant which is used in the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is also helpful in reducing the risk of developing them again. This medication works by blocking a clotting protein and ensures the smooth flow of the blood in the body.

Why Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) is prescribed?

Patients suffering from certain type of irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) are more prone to stroke and blood clots. Such patients are usually prescribed this medication. Also, it is used to treat blood clots in the veins of legs and lungs. Sometimes, the doctor recommends this anticoagulant drug after hip replacement surgery to avoid the formation of blood clots. 

How to use Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate)?

This medication is usually taken twice a day. You need to take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor.

Do not crush, break open or chew the capsule, swallow it whole. Keep this medicine in a tightly closed original bottle to protect it from moisture.

Various factors affect the dosage of this medication. Make sure that you inform the doctor about your previous medical history and other medications. Response to treatment is also one of the factors in deciding the dosage and duration of Pradaxa.

What if I miss the dose of Pradaxa?

Take a missed dose immediately you remember. But if the time span of taking your next dose is less than 6 hours, skip the missed dose and resume your daily dosing routine. Do not double the dose to make it for a skipped dose.

Take this medicine regularly at the same time to avail its most benefit. Also, consult your doctor before discontinuing this medication.

Side Effects:

The side effects of using Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) are:

• Unusual swelling
• Easy bruising
• Continued bleeding from cuts or gums
• Frequent nosebleeds
• Heavy menstrual flow
• Severe headache
• Persistent weakness
• Abdominal pain
• Vomiting

Seek medical help right away if any of these side effects get worse. Remember, the doctor has recommended this medication because he or she has judged its benefits more than its side effects.

Drug Interaction:

Drug interaction may increase the potential risk of side effects. Therefore, ensure that doctor approves all your prescription and non-prescription medications, nutritional supplements and herbal products. Some of the medications that can interact with Pradaxa include aspirin, cobicistat, cyclosporine, ketoconazole, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, among others.

Precautions:

It is important to keep certain thing in mind while taking Pradaxa. Update your doctor if you are sensitive to any medication. Avoid getting injections into the muscles and limit the use of alcoholic beverages. Since this medication can cause heavy bleeding, use sharp objects with caution. 

  1. BRAND

    Drug Name

    Prescription Required

    Salt Name

    Action

  2. Brand PRADAXA 75mg

    Yes

    Dabigatran Etexilate

  3. Brand PRADAXA 110mg

    Yes

    Dabigatran Etexilate

  4. Brand PRADAXA 150mg

    Yes

    Dabigatran Etexilate

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