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Pradaxa 150Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim
Medicine composition: Dabigatran
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Pradaxa 150Mg Capsule is used to help prevent strokes, and to prevent the clotting of blood, especially if you suffer from fluctuations in blood pressure along with irregular heartbeat. It is known to effectively treat blood clot or deep vein thrombosis in the veins of your arms and legs. It can prevent the coagulation of blood in the lungs thereby controlling respiratory problems caused as a result. It is also used to inhibit the hardening of arteries, and the lumping of blood especially after undergoing a heart valve replacement surgery, a knee replacement surgery or a hip replacement surgery. The drug blocks the actions of a coagulating protein called thrombin to main the smooth circulation of blood throughout the body. The medicine is in the form of a capsule which needs to be taken orally, with or without food as directed by the doctor. It is important to avoid antacids as they may interfere with the functions of the drug.

Side effects of this drug may include the thinning of the blood making the patient prone to easy bleeding and bruising. Some reactions such as nose bleeding may occur. Excessive bleeding from cuts and wounds, or bleeding gums along with unusual pain and discomfort in the body may also happen which needs immediate medical attention.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Hematologist before using this medicine.

  • Bleeding

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pradaxa 75mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Pradaxa 150Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Dabigatran, please consult your doctor.

Pradaxa 150Mg Capsule is an anticoagulant drug, which can be taken orally. The medication inhibits the action of thrombin, which is responsible for the conversion of fibrinogen to fibrin.

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