What is Dabigatran?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Dabigatran is an anticoagulant, thrombin inhibitor used for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation and postoperative thromboprophylaxis in patients who have undergone total hip or knee replacement procedures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent blood clotting 22 12
Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 6 7
Atrial fibrillation 4 1
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 1 1
Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency 1 1
Deep vein thrombosis 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 17

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dabigatran

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bleed easily 1
Bruising of chest 1
Morning sleepiness 1
Slow wound healing 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dabigatran

Dosage Patients Percentage
150 mg twice daily 2
300 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dabigatran

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 6
Course of treatment ended 3
Side effects too severe 3
Expense 2
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Dabigatran

Duration

Currently taking Dabigatran

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Dabigatran

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 17
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 3
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dabigatran after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Warfarin (Coumadin) 2
Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) 1
Apixaban (Eliquis) 1

Patients stopped taking Dabigatran and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Apixaban (Eliquis) 1
Heparin 1
Rivaroxaban (Xarelto) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Dabigatran

Jul 15, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I used an twice daily alarm on my phone to remember to take it regularly. When I travelled (hot car), I stored the container it came in inside a thermos to help keep it at the right temperature.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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