An Introduction to Dosing With Pradaxa
The dose of Pradaxa®
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
) 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.