Dabigatran Etexilate Oral Capsule 150 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- prevent blood clots
- blood clot
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Keep this medicine at room temperature. Protect from moisture and high humidity.
This medicine may become less effective after being exposed to the air. Do not remove a capsule from package until it is ready to be used. If the capsules come in a bottle, it must be used within 4 months once opened. Tightly close the bottle after each use and keep away from moisture.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
This medicine may cause serious bleeding from the stomach or bowels. Stop this medicine and call your doctor immediately if you see any signs of bleeding. Bleeding can cause pain in the stomach, vomiting up liquid that looks like coffee grounds, and red or dark tarry stools.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any unusual bleeding or bruising.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- increased risk of bleeding
- skin irritation such as redness, itching, rash, or burning
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- severe or persistent headache
- pain in the joints
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- muscle weakness
- pale or blue skin, lips or fingernails
- blood in stool
- dark, tarry stool
- symptoms of stroke (such as one-sided weakness, slurred speech, confusion)
- blood in urine
A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
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there is to know about it.Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine.
Please talk to them if you have any questions.Always follow their advice. There is a more complete
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