why Pradaxa (dabigatran) and other meds need to be dispensed in their original containers

We're getting questions about why Pradaxa (dabigatran) and other meds need to be dispensed in their original containers.

Many of these meds are sensitive to moisture or light...and can lose potency after exposure. For example, Pradaxa caps are only good for 30 days after the bottle is opened.

This becomes a problem if patients want to keep their meds in a pill organizer or in different places, such as at home and work...or if they need a smaller number of caps than the amount in the bottle.

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