Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- A bleeding disorder
- Intestinal or stomach ulcers or bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain
- An aneurysm
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A prosthetic heart valve
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Have an upcoming surgery
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Pradaxa and Pregnancy)
- Are breastfeeding (see Pradaxa and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Dabigatran to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing Information for DabigatranThe recommended dose of dabigatran will vary, depending mostly 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.
(Click Dabigatran Dosage for more information.)
Drug InteractionsDabigatran may potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Dabigatran).