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What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is a prescription medication that helps prevent strokes and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition in which part of the heart does not beat normally.

Atrial fibrillation can lead to blood clots, and Pradaxa is a "blood-thinning" medication that helps prevent blood clots from forming. This, in turn, reduces the risk of having a stroke. Pradaxa was approved for this purpose by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010.

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