Pradaxa Dosage

The standard dose of Pradaxa for people with normal kidney function is 150 mg taken twice daily. However, if you have poor kidney function, your healthcare provider may reduce this dosage to 75 mg twice daily. Do not adjust your dosage or stop taking this medication without your healthcare provider's approval and supervision.

An Introduction to Dosing With Pradaxa

The dose of Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) 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.
 

Pradaxa Dosage for Atrial Fibrillation

For people with normal kidney function, the standard Pradaxa 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 dose (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 (Multaq®) or ketoconazole when taken by mouth (Nizoral®).
 

Dose of Pradaxa for Blood Clots

For people with normal kidney function, the standard Pradaxa dosage 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. 
 
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Pradaxa Medication Information

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