Why do I need this medicine?
Dabigatran is a blood-thinning medicine that reduces the formation of harmful blood clots in your body. This medicine is used to treat deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in your legs) and pulmonary embolism (blood clots in your lungs). It is also used to prevent clotting in the heart due to irregular heartbeats.
This medicine may also be used to prevent formation of blood clots in the veins after a knee or hip replacement surgery.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Dabigatran exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
If you are taking the capsule, swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not divide, chew or crush the capsule.
Dabigatran must be taken regularly for it to be effective. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it suddenly as this may worsen your condition.
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