Dabigatran is a blood thinning medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your body. It does not remove clots that are already formed, but prevents these clots from becoming bigger. You may be given Dabigatran for:
The length of treatment may range from a few weeks to long term.
You may experience stomach discomfort such as stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
You may experience other forms of bleeding such as gum bleed when brushing teeth, unexplained nose bleed, or get bruises more easily.
See a doctor immediately or go to the hospital if you have any of the following symptoms that may indicate internal bleeding, such as:
If you experience any one or more of the drug allergy symptoms below, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately:
Blood clots may still form while you are taking Dabigatran. The signs and symptoms depend on the site where they are found. See a doctor immediately or go to the hospital if you experience:
Inform your healthcare professional if you are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
There is no need to make drastic changes to your lifestyle. However, avoid sports or activities that may cause you to get injured.
See a doctor if you have any fall or injury to any part of your body.
Inform all doctors, dentists and pharmacists that you are on Dabigatran. There may be a need to stop the medication for a short period if you are going for a surgery or medical procedures such as an endoscopy or dental treatment.
Inform all doctors, dentists and pharmacists that you require an injection into the muscle.
Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Examples of medications or supplements that may affect Dabigatran:
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.