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Dabigatran

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Pradaxa Adult

Dabigatran - What is it for

Dabigatran is a blood thinning medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your body. It does not remove clots that are already formed, but prevents these clots from becoming bigger.

You may be given Dabigatran for:

  • Treatment or prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in the legs) or Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
  • Prevention of stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, a condition where there is irregular heart rhythm
  • Prevention of blood clot formation after a hip or knee replacement operation

The length of treatment may range from a few weeks to long term.

  • Tags: Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Warfarin Sodium
  • Updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

​​​​​​This leaflet answers some common questions about Dabigatran. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

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