Using Pradaxa -Storing Pradaxa

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Pradaxa comes in blister packs or bottles, and should always be stored in the original packaging to protect from moisture.1

  • Pradaxa blister packs:1
    • Capsules should only be removed from the foil blister packs immediately before use
    • The capsules should be removed from the blister pack by peeling off the backing foil
      • the capsules should not be pushed through the foil
    • Capsules in unopened blister packs can be used for up to 3 years
  • Pradaxa bottles:1
    • Keep the bottle tightly closed

    • The cap is opened by pushing and turning clockwise

    • Once the bottle is opened, the medicinal product must be used within 4 months
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References: 
  1. Pradaxa Summary of Product Characteristics 2016. Boehringer Ingelheim.