If you have been injured by using the prescription drug Pradaxa, you will need an experienced prescription drug lawyer who cares about you as a person and will be dedicated to fight for you to get fair and just compensation for your personal injury. Patients taking the blood thinning drug Pradaxa deserve to know the side effects associated with Pradaxa.
Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) is prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke in cases of atrial fibrillation (AFib) not caused by a heart valve problem.
October 2010, Pradaxa was approved by FDA Pradaxa has been linked to life-threatening gastrointestinal conditions in more than 30 % of patients.
More than 2.2 million Americans suffer from Atrial Fibrillation which is the most common type of irregular heartbeat rhythm disorder.
Pradaxa users have reported more than 500 cases involving hemorrhages which are more than any other monitored drug, including warfarin.
Pradaxa now has claimed more than 120 deaths, 25 cases of permanent disability and 543 cases that required hospitalization.
The prescription drug Pradaxa is more dangerous if a patient falls or has an accidental overdose.
Pradaxa is designed to reduce the risk of ischemic strokes by inhibiting an enzyme called thrombin that is necessary for the formation of blood clots.
Pradaxa has no efficient reverse mechanism. Only dialysis can remove Pradaxa from your bloodstream and stop its blood-thinning properties.
Pradaxa’s lack of a reverse mechanism was blamed for the death of an elderly man who hit his head during a minor fall and died from a fatal brainl hemorrhage.
Pradaxa is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.
With the help of an experienced Pradaxa lawyer, you can get fair and just compensation for medical bills, surgery, treatment, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Side Effects of Pradaxa
Internal Bleeding is the most serious side effect of taking the prescription drug Pradaxa. A RE-LY clinical trial on Pradaxa found that up to 16.4% of Pradaxa users may experience bleeding.
Gastrointestinal problems are also experienced by up to 35% of people taking Pradaxa.
Black or tarry stools
Bruises that happen without a known cause
Bruises that get larger with no known cause
Bleeding in the gastrointestinal system
Bleeding of the brain
Bleeding so severe you cannot control it
Coughing up blood
Death from falls
Gatroesophageal reflux disease
Gastrointestinal (stomach) bleeding
Pink or brown urine
Red or black stools
Serious internal bleeding
Stroke (bleeding in the brain)
Ulcers in the digestive tract
Unusual bleeding from the gums
Vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal
Vomiting blood that looks like coffee grounds
Weakness or swelling of feet, ankles, lower legs