Pradaxa (Dabigatran) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Pradaxa is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat, prevent, and reduce the risk of thromboembolitic events. Pradaxa is also referred to by its drug name, Dabigatran.

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner. It is believed that Pradaxa works by inhibiting the formation of clots.

How do I take it?
Pradaxa is generally taken twice daily.

Pradaxa comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Pradaxa lists common side effects including gastritis and bleeding.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Pradaxa can include fatal bleeding and spinal or epidural hematoma (swelling).

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Pradaxa – Boehringer Ingelheim

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