dabigatran etexilate

This medicine is authorised for use in the European Union.


This is a summary of the European public assessment report (EPAR) for Pradaxa. It explains how the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) assessed the medicine to reach its opinion in favour of granting a marketing authorisation and its recommendations on the conditions of use for Pradaxa.

This EPAR was last updated on 20/05/2019

Authorisation details

Product details
Agency product number
Active substance
Dabigatran etexilate mesilate
International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
dabigatran etexilate
Therapeutic area (MeSH)
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement
  • Venous Thromboembolism
Anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) code
Publication details
Marketing-authorisation holder
Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
Date of issue of marketing authorisation valid throughout the European Union
Contact address
D-55216 Ingelheim am Rhein

Product information

28/03/2019 Pradaxa - EMEA/H/C/000829 - II/0114


  • Annex I - Summary of product characteristics
  • Annex IIA - Manufacturing-authorisation holder responsible for batch release
  • Annex IIB - Conditions of the marketing authorisation
  • Annex IIIA - Labelling
  • Annex IIIB - Package leaflet

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Pharmacotherapeutic group

Antithrombotic agents

Therapeutic indication

Primary prevention of venous thromboembolic events in adult patients who have undergone elective total-hip-replacement surgery or total-knee-replacement surgery.

Prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in adult patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • previous stroke, transient ischaemic attack or systemic embolism;
  • left ventricular ejection fraction < 40%;
  • symptomatic heart failure ≥ New York Heart Association (NYHA) class 2;
  • age ≥ 75 years;
  • age ≥ 65 years associated with one of the following: diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease or hypertension.

Assessment history

Changes since initial authorisation of medicine

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