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What is the dosing for Pradaxa?

What is the dosing for Pradaxa?

PRADAXA Capsules: Dosing for multiple uses in adult patients1

Reduce Stroke Risk in NVAF 150 mg Twice Daily
75 mg Twice Daily
Treat DVT & PE or Reduce Risk of Recurrence 150 mg Twice Daily For treatment only: Initial treatment with parenteral anticoagulant for 5-10 days

Is dabigatran safe in renal failure?

Dabigatran etexilate: appropriate use in patients with chronic kidney disease and in the elderly patients. Intern Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;12(4):425-435.

Does Pradaxa affect kidney function?

“In patients older than 75 or with renal impairment, renal function should be assessed at least yearly whilst on treatment. Given Pradaxa is mainly excreted renally, the treatment should not be prescribed to patients with severe renal impairment (creatinine clearance less than 30 ml/min).”

Does dabigatran have high renal clearance?

Given twice daily, dabigatran’s accumulation factor is approximately two. Elimination Dabigatran is eliminated primarily in the urine. Renal clearance of dabigatran is 80% of total clearance after intravenous administration.

Does Pradaxa affect INR?

Dabigatran can potentially affect the PT/INR, aPTT and TCT but these tests should not be used to monitor the anticoagulant effect of NOACs. Dabigatran has a peak effect 1-3 hours after oral intake and if testing is done within this time, it can lead to an elevated PT/INR, aPTT, and TCT.

Which anticoagulant is best for renal failure?

Warfarin remains the first‐line treatment in end‐stage renal disease, although in this case the decision to use or not to use anticoagulation is strictly individualized. Anticoagulation with heparins is safe in nondialysis‐dependent CKD, but remains a challenge in the hemodialysis patients.

Is PRADAXA a direct thrombin inhibitor?

Dabigatran is an oral direct thrombin inhibitor. Dabigatran (Pradaxa) was found to be noninferior to Warfarin in prevention of ischemic stroke, as well as intracranial hemorrhage risk and overall mortality for non-valvular atrial fibrillation according to the RE-LY trial.

Can blood thinners cause kidney failure?

“Our study demonstrated that renal function decline is very common among atrial fibrillation patients on blood thinners,” says Dr. Yao. “About 1 in 4 patients had significantly reduced kidney function within two years of being on any of these medications, and 1 in 7 patients had acute kidney injury.”

Do you need to check INR with Pradaxa?

Requires regular blood tests to measure International Normalized Ration (INR) to see if your blood-thinning level is in the right range. No dietary restrictions. Dietary restrictions required.

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