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What is the cost of Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is a popular blood thinner that is used to treat blood clots. Millions of patients take blood thinners every year, so effective anticoagulants with few side effects are in high demand. Because of this, Pradaxa has a sky-high retail cost in the United States. If you buy Pradaxa through your local pharmacy, you may pay upwards of $500 for 60 capsules.

If your doctor recommends Pradaxa for your treatment plan, you may find that Pradaxa is too expensive. So, what are some money-saving options? If you want to save up to 90 percent on your blood thinner medication, you can use a certified Canadian pharmacy like My Drug Center. Through our service, you can save on your treatment costs and never have to leave the comfort of your own home. My Drug Center sends Pradaxa straight to your door.

What is Pradaxa used for?

Pradaxa is used to treat or prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. These blood clots can travel to the lungs and can become lodged in the blood vessels of the lungs, causing a condition called pulmonary embolism.

Pradaxa may be prescribed after certain surgeries that may result in not walking until you are fully recovered, such as hip or knee replacement surgery. Due to immobility, the risk of developing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism is increased. During this time, blood clots are most likely to form due to slowed blood flow. This medication is also used to lower the risk of stroke or a blood clot in people with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation.

Is Pradaxa a blood thinner?

Yes, Pradaxa is an anticoagulant, also known as a blood thinner. This medication comes in capsules that contain the active ingredient dabigatran etexilate. It is a type of medicine known as a direct thrombin inhibitor. The dabigatran dosage in this medication works by stopping the development of fibrin, the essential component of blood clots. As a result, it prevents the formation of blood clots.

When you begin a new medication, it is essential to remain aware of potential side effects. Serious side effects are rare, but you should tell your doctor if side effects become persistent or bothersome. If you experience severe heartburn, nausea, or vomiting, tell your doctor right away. More common side effects of Pradaxa include:

  • Bruising
  • Minor bleeding from nosebleeds or small cuts
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Stomach upset
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn 
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to take Pradaxa

Before taking your prescribed Pradaxa dosage, read all the instructions that were provided by your pharmacist. Take the medication orally with a tall glass of water. It can be taken with or without food. Make sure you take Pradaxa at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself. This medication should be taken on a regular basis for optimal results. Do not change or increase your dose. You should continue taking this medication even if you feel well.

Pradaxa Dosages

Because Pradaxa is used to treat several different conditions, there are several dosage options. My Drug Center offers Pradaxa at the following dosages in generic and brand-name:

  • 75 mg
  • 110 mg
  • 150 mg

If you are prescribed Pradaxa to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots, you may be prescribed 75-150 mg of dabigatran twice daily. To reduce deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, you may take 150 mg twice daily. If you are taking Pradaxa to prevent future DVTs or pulmonary embolism after hip surgery, you can take 110 mg for the first day, then 220 mg once daily for as long as your doctor prescribes.

What to know before taking Pradaxa

This medication may contain medical and nonmedical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Tell your doctor about any known allergies before taking your prescribed Pradaxa dosage. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to heart problems, kidney disease, bleeding problems, blood disorders, liver disease, or frequent injuries.

Pradaxa can cause excessive bleeding. Avoid contact sports or physical activity where injuries are possible. Take care around sharp objects and switch to a soft toothbrush to prevent gum bleeding. If you require any injections while taking Pradaxa, make sure to have the injection in your arm so you can monitor the bleeding.

There is a risk of stomach bleeding with regular alcohol consumption while taking Pradaxa. Avoid or limit alcohol during your treatment with Pradaxa. Additionally, you can speak with your doctor about acceptable limits of alcohol.

Pradaxa Generic

My Drug Center provides generic Pradaxa to American customers, but in the United States, there is currently no generic Pradaxa available. Pradaxa was approved for public use in 2010, and the manufacturer continues to have exclusive rights to the production and sale of Pradaxa. When the drug patent expires, other manufacturers are allowed to produce cheaper generic versions of dabigatran.

Exclusivity rights do not apply to international markets, so My Drug Center already has generic Pradaxa for sale. If you think that Pradaxa is too expensive for you, look no further than our online pharmacy. Not only can you save money on brand name Pradaxa, but you can save even more by purchasing generic dabigatran.

Generic versions are bioequivalent to the brand name, so dabigatran works the same way in the body. The secondary ingredients may vary, so it is essential to talk to your doctor about any allergies you possess to prevent harmful interactions.

How effective is Pradaxa?

There are several blood thinners on the market, so how does Pradaxa stack up? In one study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban. This study evaluated US medical insurance databases and focused on patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who were currently using the three above-mentioned drugs.

This evaluation showed that Pradaxa (dabigatran) was associated with a lower risk of stroke and blood clots than other older blood thinners like warfarin. Dabigatran was also found to have a lower risk of excessive bleeding. 


What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is a medication that is used to prevent stroke and harmful blood clots within your lungs and legs, and it is also used to prevent irregular heartbeat symptoms.

Who makes Pradaxa?

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals is responsible for the production of Pradaxa.

How much does Pradaxa cost?

If you buy Pradaxa through your local pharmacy without insurance, you may pay upwards of $500 for 60 capsules. While Pradaxa can be quite expensive for a monthly supply, you can find more affordable options through an approved online Canadian pharmacy like My Drug Center.

What are the side effects of Pradaxa?

Common side effects of Pradaxa may include easy bruising and minor bleeding. If these symptoms persist or worsen, you should consult with your doctor.

Which foods should be avoided with Pradaxa?

Unlike other blood thinners, Pradaxa does not have any dietary restrictions. You usually do not have to alter your diet when starting Pradaxa. Alcohol may have an effect on your Pradaxa treatment, so talk to your doctor before consuming alcohol.

What is the half-life of Pradaxa?

Pradaxa has a half-life of 12-17 hours in patients.

How long has Pradaxa been on the market?

Pradaxa was approved and has been available on the market since October 2010.

What is the generic name for Pradaxa?

The generic name for Pradaxa is known as dabigatran, which is the active ingredient. You can buy generic and brand name Pradaxa through My Drug Center.

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