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Pradaxa

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Pradaxa 150mg Capsule
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Pradaxa 75mg Capsule
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Pradaxa 110mg Capsule
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Pradaxa 75mg Capsule
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Overview Information on Pradaxa

Pharmacist Tip
Swallow Pradaxa capsules whole. Do not open capsules and sprinkle them onto food or into drinks.     
Pradaxa® is the brand name for a medicine called dabigatran. Pradaxa belongs to a group of medicines commonly known as blood thinners. Your doctor may have prescribed Pradaxa for you to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots from forming if you have an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation that is not cause of a heart valve problem.

Pradaxa works to cause anticoagulation, which lowers your blood's ability to clot (or coagulate). Pradaxa attaches to a clotting protein called thrombin. When this happens, it helps to keep clots from forming.

Your doctor will want you to take Pradaxa to prevent clots that can form in your heart. Clots that form can possibly break away and travel to your brain, where they can block an artery and cause a stroke.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Pradaxa® is the brand name for a medicine called dabigatran. Pradaxa belongs to a group of medicines commonly known as blood thinners. Your doctor may have prescribed Pradaxa for you to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots from forming if you have an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation that is not cause of a heart valve problem.

Pradaxa works to cause anticoagulation, which lowers your blood's ability to clot (or coagulate). Pradaxa attaches to a clotting protein called thrombin. When this happens, it helps to keep clots from forming.

Your doctor will want you to take Pradaxa to prevent clots that can form in your heart. Clots that form can possibly break away and travel to your brain, where they can block an artery and cause a stroke.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013