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)
Contraindicated in patients with active bleeding and hypersensitivity.
Why it is 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.
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.