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Brand name: Pradaxa

Pradaxa is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dabigatran. On this page you will find out more about Pradaxa, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dabigatran

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Pradaxa 75 mg hard capsule, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

Prevention of venous thromboembolic events in adult patients who have undergone major orthopaedic surgery of the lower limb (elective total hip or knee replacement). (see Dosage and Administration section for details of treatment duration). Prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and at least one additional risk factor for stroke. Treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and for the prevention of recurrent DVT and PE in adults.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Oblong capsule with white opaque cap and white opaque body. The cap is printed in black with the BI company symbol and the body with 'R75'.

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Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10s: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30s: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60s: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Moisture
Life time 36 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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