PRADAXA 150 MG CAPSULE

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Generic : Dabigatran Etexilate (150mg)

Treatment : Prevention of Blood Clots

Pack size  : 10 (Capsule)

Manufacturer : Boehringer Ingelheim

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$7.67

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It helps prevent and treat blood clots. It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. It prevents and treats clot formation in the veins of your legs, lungs, brain, and heart.

Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is commonly used in patients with irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) to prevent clot formation. It also reduces the risk of getting clots in people who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgeries. It can be taken with or without food, but it is best to take them at the same time each day. You may need to take this medicine for many years, even for life in some cases. Do not stop taking it or change the dose without guidance from your doctor. It could quickly put you more at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or thrombosis (formation of a blood clot within a blood vessel). You can reduce your risk of having a blood clot by making changes to your lifestyle, such as not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and losing weight if you need to.

Do not take this medicine if you have severe kidney or liver problems, if you are currently bleeding or if you are taking other medicines to reduce blood clotting. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Unlike other anticoagulants, a regular blood test (PT-INR) is not required while taking this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF PRADAXA CAPSULE

In Treatment and prevention of Blood clots

Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is a type of medicine known as an anticoagulant. Although it does not “dissolve” blood clots, it can prevent them from getting bigger so your body can dissolve them over time. It will also prevent new ones from forming. It works by blocking a substance in the body which is involved in blood clotting. This keeps your blood flowing freely around your body and makes it less likely that a clot will form inside a blood vessel. This can help prevent or reduce damage caused by stroke, clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism), or other blood vessels (thrombosis). It can also make it less likely that parts of a clot will break off and travel to other parts of the body. You should take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to help this medicine be effective.

 

HOW TO USE PRADAXA CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Pradaxa 150mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW PRADAXA CAPSULE WORKS

Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pradaxa 150mg Capsule.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pradaxa 150mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
warnings

Driving

SAFE
Pradaxa 150mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Pradaxa 150mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pradaxa 150mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Pradaxa 150mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pradaxa 150mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • WARFARIN
  • PHENPROCOUMON
  • ACENOCOUMAROL
  • HEPARIN
  • CLOPIDOGREL
  • PRASUGREL
  • TICAGRELOR
  • RIVAROXABAN
  • AMIODARONE
  • DRONEDARONE
  • QUINIDINE
  • VERAPAMIL
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • TACROLIMUS
  • CYCLOSPORINE
  • INDINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • CLARITHROMYCIN
  • GLECAPREVIR
  • PIBRENTASVIR
  • IBUPROFEN
  • DICLOFENAC
  • PHENYTOIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE PRADAXA CAPSULE?

If you missed a dose of Pradaxa 150mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible on the same day. The missed dose should be skipped if it cannot be taken at least 6 hours before the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for a missed dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Pradaxa

  • Nausea
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Dyspepsia
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nosebleeds
  • Skin bleeding

FAQ's

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Q. When should I take Pradaxa 150mg Capsule?

Mostly, Pradaxa 150mg Capsule is suggested to be taken twice daily at the same time each day. The two doses should be taken at a gap of about 12 hours.

Q. Can I drink alcohol with Pradaxa 150mg Capsule?

Taking alcohol while taking Pradaxa 150mg Capsule can increase the effect of this medicine, thereby increasing the chance of bleeding. Regular intake of alcohol can lead to a gastric ulcer which might again cause bleeding. So, it is better to avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine. Do consult your doctor if any such episode of bleeding occurs.

Q. Can Pradaxa 150mg Capsule cause hair loss?

As compared to other blood-thinning medications, Pradaxa 150mg Capsule does not usually cause hair loss. However, there do exist some rare reports of hair loss associated with Pradaxa 150mg Capsule. Consult your doctor if you face hair loss while taking Pradaxa 150mg Capsule to rule out any other causes of hair loss.

Q. When will I feel better after taking Pradaxa 150mg Capsule?

Pradaxa 150mg Capsule reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Pradaxa 150mg Capsule. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

Q. Does Pradaxa 150mg Capsule affect the liver?

Unlike other anticoagulants, Pradaxa 150mg Capsule usually does not affect the functioning of the liver. But long-term use of Pradaxa 150mg Capsule may increase the chances of mild liver injury in patients with elevated liver enzymes. However, the overall chances of developing any such problem are lower than other anticoagulants. It is advised that you inform your doctor if you have a history of liver disease before starting this medicine.

Q. How should I store Pradaxa 150mg Capsule?

Pradaxa 150mg Capsule should be stored at room temperature between 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C). Store the medicine at a dry place and protect the capsules from moisture. Close the bottle tightly after use and keep it out of the reach of children. Once the bottle is opened, it should be used within 4 months. If unused within 4 months, please discard them safely.

Q. Can the use of Pradaxa 150mg Capsule increase the risk of bleeding?

Yes, Pradaxa 150mg Capsule increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

Q. Who should not take Pradaxa 150mg Capsule?

People experiencing any unusual bleeding or people allergic to Pradaxa 150mg Capsule should not take it. Pradaxa 150mg Capsule should also be avoided by people with artificial (prosthetic) heart valves. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have ever had or plan to have a valve in your heart replaced.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 10

pack form  – capsule

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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