An Introduction to Your Dosage of Dabigatran
The dose of dabigatran
etexilate mesylate (Pradaxa®
) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending largely on how well your kidneys are functioning and whether you are taking certain other interacting medications.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Dabigatran Dosing for Atrial Fibrillation
For people with normal kidney function, the standard dabigatran dosage for preventing strokes
and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation
is 150 mg twice daily. For people with poor kidney function, a lower amount (75 mg twice daily) is recommended. The drug is not recommended for people with very poor kidney function. A lower dosage (75 mg twice daily) may also be recommended for people taking dronedarone
) or ketoconazole when taken by mouth (Nizoral®
Dosage of Dabigatran for Blood Clots
For people with normal kidney function, the standard dabigatran dose for treating blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis
) or lungs (pulmonary embolism
) is 150 mg twice daily. There are no dosing recommendations available for people with poor kidney function.