PRADAXA® is an anticoagulant. Anticoagulants work by slowing the clotting process, reducing the chance of clots from forming. It helps to reduce your risk of stroke because clots are less likely to form and travel to your brain, causing a stroke.
As this medicine affects blood clotting, most side effects are related to signs such as bruising or bleeding. If you are bleeding heavily or for a long time or if you have exceptional weakness, tiredness, paleness, dizziness, headache or unexplained swelling then please contact your doctor straightaway.
Side effects should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
Side effects events should also be reported to Boehringer Ingelheim Drug Safety on 0800 328 1627 (freephone).
You should also discuss any side effects you are experiencing with your GP. Your local pharmacist may also be able to help or call the NHS for advice on 111.