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(Known as Pradax in the UK)
Information About Pradaxa Medication:
Pradaxa is used to help prevent the formation of blood clots. It is an anticoagulant that is used to lower the risk of blood clots and stroke in people who suffer from atrial fibrillation. It helps to treat the blood clots in lungs (pulmonary embolism, or PE) or in the veins of the legs (deep vein thrombosis). Pradaxa medication also lowers the risk of this problem reoccurring.
Pradaxa 150 mg is easily available online at Canada Pharmacy. Quality is guaranteed.
Pradaxa capsules contain dabigatran etexilate mesylate as the active ingredient.
People who have an artificial heart valve should avoid taking this medication. You should not take this medication if you are experiencing active bleeding as a result of an injury or due to surgery or any other cause. As this medicine prevents the blood from clotting, it can also cause you to bleed even from a small injury like a bump on the head or a fall. Therefore, avoid activities that can cause bleeding while taking this medicine.
Pradaxa can cause a severe blood clot around the spinal cord under certain circumstances which can lead to permanent paralysis. Get immediate medical help if you experience any symptoms of spinal blood clot like numbness, muscle weakness in the lower body, or back pain, or loss of bowel or bladder control.
Avoid taking Pradaxa if you are allergic to dabigatran. Make sure that your doctor is aware of your medical history before you start taking this medicine as it can cause the patient to bleed more easily if he suffers from:
- Kidney disease
- Stomach ulcer
- Recurring or recent bleeding in the intestine or stomach or if
- You are older than 75
- You take NSAID regularly or take medications that increase the risk of bleeding
Contact your doctor immediately if you have symptoms of a spinal blood clot or any of the following problems:
- Unusual bleeding, red or purple spots under the skin, easy bleeding
- Drown or pink urine
- Black or tarry stools
- Blood in stools or urine
- Weakness, dizziness, headaches
- Joint pain or swelling
- Coughing up vomit or blood similar to coffee grounds
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
Other common side effects are:
- Stomach pain
Product Code: 9950
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The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.