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Pradaxa (Dabigatran)

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What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. They must be an online Canadian pharmacy with an address in Canada.
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team. Please note at this time we cannot offer price matching for the products Ozempic or Saxenda.
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Pradaxa capsules contain the active ingredient dabigatran etexilate, which is a type of medicine called a direct thrombin inhibitor. It is used to stop blood clots forming within the blood vessels following hip or knee replacement surgery.

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FDA approved in 2010


3-7% (etexilate mesylate form)

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Prescription only

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12-17 hours

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Capsules: 75 mg, 110 mg, 150 mg

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consult doctor



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Frequently Asked Questions about Pradaxa

What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is medicine prescribed to help prevent stroke and blood clots in adults with atrial fibrillation, a heart condition causing irregular heartbeat. It stops clots from forming.

How do you know that Pradaxa is working?

Pradaxa thins blood to lower stroke risk by preventing clots. Your doctor monitors it regularly to make sure it's doing its job, and sticking to your prescribed doses helps it work well.

What are the bad side effects of Pradaxa?

Pradaxa is usually fine, but it might cause bleeding, upset stomach, or allergies. Talk to your doctor if you're worried about side effects.

What is the most common side effect of Pradaxa?

Bleeding is the most common side effect, which can happen in different places like your nose or stomach. Tell your doctor if you notice any unusual bleeding.

Why is Pradaxa so expensive?

Medicine prices can be high because of research, making, advertising, and patents. Pradaxa's cost includes these things.

Does Pradaxa affect blood pressure?

Pradaxa doesn't directly change blood pressure. But keep an eye on it, especially if you have other health issues. Ask your doctor for advice.

How long can you stay on Pradaxa?

How long you take Pradaxa depends on your health and risks. Your doctor decides what's right for you.

How long to hold Pradaxa prior to surgery?

Your doctor will tell you when to stop Pradaxa before surgery to lessen bleeding risk. Usually, it's a few days before the operation.

How long does Pradaxa stay in your system?

Pradaxa stays in your body for about 2-3 days after you stop taking it. But everyone's different, so it might vary.

What to avoid when taking Pradaxa?

Don't skip doses, drink too much alcohol, mix with certain meds (ask your doctor), take over-the-counter painkillers, or do risky stuff that could cause bleeding.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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