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Dabigatran is used to lower the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot in people with a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. This medicine is used when the atrial fibrillation is not caused by a heart valve problem. Dabigatran is also used after hip replacement surgery to prevent a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Dabigatran is also used to treat DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE), and to lower your risk of having a repeat DVT or PE. Dabigatran may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Dabigatran can cause you to bleed more easily. Call your doctor at once if you have: bleeding gums, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual periods or abnormal vaginal bleeding, blood in your urine, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.

Many other drugs can increase your risk of bleeding when used with dabigatran. Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently used.

Dabigatran can cause a very serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or receive spinal anesthesia (epidural). Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking dabigatran.

Do not stop taking dabigatran without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clot or stroke.

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