Pradaxa is a medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in certain people with atrial fibrillation (an irregular, fast heartbeat). Pradaxa is used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (a blood clot in the legs) and pulmonary embolism (PE) (a blood clot in the lungs) and to help reduce the risk of these conditions occurring again. Pradaxa is also used to help prevent DVT and PE in people who just had hip replacement surgery.
What is Pradaxa?
Pradaxa (dabigatran) helps to prevent platelets in your blood from sticking together and forming a blood clot.
Pradaxa is used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have a medical condition called atrial fibrillation.
Pradaxa is also used to treat blood clots in the veins of your legs (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) or lungs (pulmonary embolism, or PE) and reduce the risk of them occurring again.