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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000399311.90784.54
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New Anticoagulant Requires Proper Storage

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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Abstract

* Exposure of the new anticoagulant dabigatran (Pradaxa) to atmospheric moisture may contribute to deterioration of the drug and a loss of efficacy.

* Exactly how much efficacy can be lost isn't clear.

* Dabigatran should be stored in its original container, away from moisture, heat, and excessive cold; bottles of dabigatran should be used within 30 days of opening.

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