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    Dabigatran

    Information about Dabigatran

    Dabigatran uses

    Dabigatran is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    It is also used to prevent blood clot (stroke) after artificial heart valve or atrial fibrillation.

    How dabigatran works

    Dabigatran is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.

    Common side effects of dabigatran

    Bleeding

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    Expert advice for Dabigatran

    • Good medication for preventing blood clots.
    • For best results, take Dabigatran 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.
    • Dabigatran 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 Dabigatran temporarily.
    • There are antidotes to stop bleeding caused by overdose of Dabigatran.


    Content on this page was last updated on 27 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)