Pharmacy Services

Dabigatran (Pradaxa®)

November 9, 2011

The product labeling for dabigatran etexilate mesylate (Pradaxa®) has been updated with a new, longer beyond-use date. The product label now states that dabigatran capsules may be used within four months after opening. Store dabigatran in its original packaging as bottles and blister packs are designed to limit moisture exposure. Tightly close the bottle after each use. Do not store dabigatran in pill boxes or organizers. Refer to the Pradaxa® product labeling or Medication Guide for detailed information about the storage and handling requirements of dabigatran.

November 9, 2011; April 12, 2011; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2011, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.