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UK & IRELAND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

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For patients having undergone hip or knee replacement surgery

Pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate) is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in the veins after hip or knee replacement surgery in adults.

Pradaxa®is a type of medicine called an anticoagulant and is designed to reduce the chance of blood clots forming. It does this by working to stop blood cells from clumping together. Undergoing elective total hip replacement surgery or total knee replacement surgery carries an increased chance of developing a clot in the deep veins of your leg. If a piece of this breaks off it can travel to your lungs. These clots are called venous thromboembolic events and are one of the most common causes of preventable deaths in hospitalised patients in the UK.

As this medicine affects blood clotting, most side effects are related to signs such as bruising or bleeding. If you experience any bleeding event that does not stop by itself or if you experience signs of excessive bleeding (exceptional weakness, tiredness, paleness, dizziness, headache or unexplained swelling) consult your doctor immediately.

Patient Information Leaflets (PIL)

The Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) is the leaflet included in the pack with a medicine. It is written for patients and gives information about taking or using this medicine. It is possible that the leaflet in your medicine pack may differ from this version because it may have been updated since your medicine was packaged.

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Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

The Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) tells healthcare professionals, such as doctors, pharmacists and nurses, how to prescribe and use this medicine correctly. The SmPC is based on clinical trials that a pharmaceutical company has carried out, and gives information about dose, use and possible side effects.

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European Product Assessment Report (EPAR)

The European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) provides public information on a medicine, including how it was assessed by the European Medicines Authority (EMA).

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