Educational Risk Minimisation Materials to help reduce the risk associated with using this medicine.
Every patient prescribed Pradaxa will receive a Patient Alert Card in the medication pack. As the card contains important information the patient should be instructed to carry the patient alert card at all times and present it when seeing a health care professional. The patient should be counselled about the need for compliance and signs of bleeding and when to seek medical attention.
Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate) Prescriber guide for primary prevention of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) following elective hip or knee replacement surgery
This risk minimisation material provides recommendations for the use of Pradaxa in VTE (orthopaedic) in order to minimise the risk of bleeding. Please ensure you are familiar with this material as it contains important safety information. In particular it is aimed at increasing awareness about the potential risk of bleeding during treatment with Pradaxa and providing guidance on how to manage that risk. For hard copies please contact our medical information department at 01344 424600 or email: [email protected]
For Healthcare Professionals