Can Pradaxa interact with other medications or foods?

Pradaxa does not appear to interact with foods, but it can interact with many medications and supplements. This is especially true of medications that, like Pradaxa, can thin the blood. These include nonprescription medications like aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve), as well as the prescription drugs warfarin (Coumadin), heparin, prasugrel (Effient), clopidogrel (Plavix) and rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane).

Let your doctor know about every medication and supplement you are taking, to make sure none have possible negative interactions with Pradaxa.

If you are currently taking warfarin (Coumadin) and your doctor prescribes Pradaxa, he or she will likely create a plan to gradually and safely transition you from warfarin to Pradaxa.

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