Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) is an anticoagulant medication which helps to treat blood clots and to prevent the formation of blood clots. Pradaxa is prescribed to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and atrial fibrillation. Anticoagulants also known as blood thinner medications block certain clotting proteins in your blood which help to keep the blood flowing smoothly around your body.
Always read the patient information and instructions carefully before using this medication.
Make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist:
Also be aware that:
Common Pradaxa side effects include but are not limited to:
Contact your doctor if you experience any of the following dabigatran side effects:
Q: Is Pradaxa a blood thinner medication?
A: Yes, Pradaxa is an anticoagulant which are also known as blood thinner meds.
Q: Is there a Pradaxa generic alternative?
A: Generic Pradaxa is known as Dabigatran and is available in 150mg. Unfortunately Pradaxa 110mg and 75mg do not have a therapeutically equivalent generic alternative available.