Pradaxa Side Effects
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Internal Bleeding, Ulcers & Cerebral Hemorrhaging
Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a drug that is often prescribed to assist in reducing the risk of blood clots that are frequently associated with atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the heart rhythm often producing an irregular, rapid heart rhythm which affects over 2 million people in America. It can increase the risk of blood clots which may cause stroke if the clots travel to the brain. Pradaxa is manufactured by Bohringer Ingelheim and was approved by the FDA in October 2010. It is easier to use than some blood-thinning drugs and requires less monitoring.
Pradaxa is known as a direct thrombin inhibitor, and there is no known antidote for bleeding caused by this class of drug, unlike other blood thinners that can be treated with Vitamin K. Some of the Pradaxa side effects include hemorrhaging, serious internal bleeding, and gastrointestinal bleeding, which in some cases have led to death of the patient. Since the FDA approval date, it has been acknowledged by the manufacturer that there have been about 260 deaths related to Pradaxa use.
Pradaxa Side Effects
- Hemorrhaging internally
- Internal bleeding
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
Pradaxa side effects such as internal bleeding and hemorrhaging can be difficult to detect, so patients must be aware of such things as unusual bruising, pink or brown urine, coughing up blood, swollen joints, and any other problems related to bleeding and consult their doctors immediately. There are a number of Pradaxa lawsuits that are currently pending that are related to internal bleeding.
If you or a member of your family has suffered from the dangerous Pradaxa side effects, you can set an appointment for a free consultation with one of the Pradaxa lawyers at Pulaski Kherkher PLLC. Our well-informed Pradaxa lawyers understand legal issues related to this drug and can go over your case to determine whether or not you have a case that can be pursued. Pradaxa lawsuits are being filed for people who have suffered and deserve compensation. If you are one of these people, contact us today at 800-BAD-DRUG or 800-223-3784.