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When can I stop taking Pradaxa?

Your doctor will advise you when to stop taking Pradaxa. It may be appropriate to stay on Pradaxa indefinitely.

Pradaxa is a blood thinner prescribed for people with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition in which part of the heart does not beat normally. It has been demonstrated to help prevent strokes and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation.

Pradaxa is not right for everyone with atrial fibrillation, however. If you have serious side effects with Pradaxa, your doctor may suggest other medications. Don't stop taking Pradaxa without talking with your doctor, because doing so may increase your risk for a stroke. Your doctor can suggest the safest way to make a transition to a different medication.

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