Find out how to take Dabigatran (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.
How to take Dabigatran
How it should be taken
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
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.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Dabigatran should not be used in patients with
Allergy to Dabigatran or any of the ingredients
Patients with active pathological bleeding including bleeding veins, bleeding from peptic ulcer, recent surgeries.
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is an anticoagulant (blood thinner), prescribed for preventing strokes or serious blood clots in risky patients. It is also used in COVID-19 patients to prevent blood clot formation.
Warnings and Precautions
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.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Protect from moisture.
Drug Name : Dabigatran
Dabigatran is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) prescribed for preventing stroke or serious blood clots in risky patients including atrial fibrillation patients.
It was recently gained attention due to increase usage in COVID-19.
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