How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, your body may not process dabigatran properly.
What might happen:
Your blood levels of dabigatran may increase. This may cause serious bleeding.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to change your blood thinner. Let your healthcare professional know if the side effects of your medicine increase or if you have any bleeding from the eyes, gums or nose; unusual bruising; dark stools; red or dark brown urine; and/or abdominal pain or swelling.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medication before checking with them first.
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