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General Information on Dabigatran

Generic Name : Dabigatran

Pronunciation : da-bye-GAT-ran

Latest prescription information about Dabigatran. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dabigatran

International- Pradaxa

Why is Dabigatran Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anticoagulant (thrombin inhibitor), prescribed for preventing strokes or serious blood clots in atrial fibrillation patients.  It prevents the blood clot and helps to reduce the risk of stroke.

When should Dabigatran not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with active bleeding and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Dabigatran?

For patients with creatinine clearance (CrCl) > 30 mL/min- The recommended dose is 150 mg taken orally, twice daily.
For patients with CrCl 15-30 mL/min- The recommended dose is 75 mg twice daily.

How should Dabigatran be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dabigatran?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of stomach bleeding, kidney disease, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid abrupt withdrawal; otherwise it may lead to increased risk of stroke.

Patient may develop with increased risk of bleeding; if it is so consult with your doctor.

What are the side effects of Dabigatran?

  Most common: Bleeding in a critical area or organ, indigestion, nausea, upper abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding and diarrhea.
  Hypersensitivity: Hives, rash and itching.

What are the other precautions for Dabigatran?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Dabigatran?

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in an airtight container. Protect from moisture.

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Jay81, India

Paradaxa medicine is expensive. 110mg costs above Rs 700 in India. A monthly dose costs over 4000. Any alternate brands for same active ingredient?

Ishwr, India

Who are the Suppliers in India please
What is the approximate price
What is the shelf life, considering the warm climate
many Thanks

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