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If I am taking PRADAXA (Dabigatran etexilate) can I have a

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If I am taking PRADAXA (Dabigatran etexilate) can I have a flu jab as well ? I am 77 years young ! Many thanks Robert XXXXX

Hi. There should be no problem with an intramuscular injection like a flu jab while you're on Pradaxa. The injection site should be compressed with your hand for about five minutes immediately after the injection to prevent any minor bleeding in the site but other than that no other precautions are necessary.
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