Medicine Overview of Pradaxa Capsule
Pradaxa 75mg Capsule is used to prevent deep vein thrombosis
and pulmonary embolism
It is also used to prevent blood clots in the veins after knee or hip replacement surgery. Additionally, it reduces the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have abnormal heart beats.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Pradaxa 75mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Pradaxa 75mg Capsule is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
In Depth Information on Pradaxa Capsule
Good medication for preventing blood clots.
For best results, take Pradaxa at the same time every day.
Doesn't require regular blood tests (PT-INR).
Interacts less with food or other medicines; hence doesn’t require frequent dose changes.
- Pradaxa increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, using sharp objects or engaging in contact sports (e.g. football, wrestling).
Notify your doctor if you see blood in your vomit, urine or stool (black, tarry stools or bright red blood).
Notify your doctor if you have any kidney problem.
If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Pradaxa temporarily.
- There are antidotes to stop bleeding caused by overdose of Pradaxa.
Pradaxa Capsule related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
Pradaxa 75mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactat
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Pradaxa 75mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Pradaxa 75mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pradaxa 75mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pradaxa 75mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Pradaxa 75mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pradaxa 75mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Dabigatran, please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions about Pradaxa Capsule
Q. Who should not take Pradaxa?
People who are presently experiencing any unusual bleeding or are allergic to Pradaxa should not take it. Pradaxa is also not for use in people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves. Therefore, do not take it if you have ever had or plan to have a valve in your heart replaced.
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