When should I call my doctor if I am taking Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is a blood thinner, so call your doctor if you have bleeding problems. This includes unexpected bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time, such as unusual bleeding from your gums, frequent nosebleeds, or menstrual or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal. Call your doctor if you have any kind of bleeding that is severe or difficult to control.

Other reasons to call your doctor include having pink or brown urine, red or black stools that look like tar or bruises that happen without a known cause (or that spread), coughing up blood or vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds. Call your doctor if you have any unexpected pain, swelling or joint pain, get headaches or feel dizzy or weak.

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