Brands of dabigatran

Active ingredient: Dabigatran
Brand name: Pradaxa

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is an anticoagulant, used to help prevent problems caused by harmful blood clots, such as stroke. Anticoagulants are a type of anti-clotting medicine.

Note about medicine names

Most medicines have two names: the active ingredient and the brand name. The active ingredient is the chemical in the medicine that makes it work. The brand name is the name given to the medicine by its manufacturer. There may be several brands that contain the same active ingredient. The medicine label should tell you the active ingredient and the brand name.

This website uses active ingredient names, with brand names in brackets. We also discuss medicines in groups or ‘classes’, when their effects or actions are very similar.

Learn how to identify the active ingredient(s) in your medicine and find out more about brand names.

Medicine brands containing dabigatran