Uses of Dabigatran 150mg
Dabigatran 150mg is a prescription medicine used to prevent stroke and life-threatening blood clots. This medicine lowers the risk of having a stroke because of a blood clot in people with atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder. It is available under the brand name Pradaxa.
Dabigatran is also used to prevent blood clots after hip replacement surgery. This anticoagulant works by blocking a substance that causes clotting in the blood. It keeps the blood flowing smoothly in the entire body.
Dabigatran 150mg Precautions and Warnings
Do not use Dabigatran if you are allergic to it. This medicine can trigger frequent bleeding. Call your healthcare professional if you experience severe bleeding in your gums, nose, and vagina.
To ensure that Dabigatran is safe to use, tell your healthcare professional if you have a history of the following conditions:
- Kidney disease
- Bleeding disorder
- Stomach ulcer
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
Dabigatran is available in different strengths – 75 mg, 110 mg, and 150 mg.
The recommended dose for Dabigatran:
- Take 150 mg of Dabigatran orally twice per day.
- To prevent blood clots after hip replacement surgery, take 110 mg of Dabigatran orally for 1 to 4 hours.
Common side effects:
- Stomach pain
- Joint pain
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Easy bruising
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