Pradaxa is an anticoagulant with dangerous side effects. Pradaxa has caused heart attacks and wrongul Death. Lawyers accepting Clients who are victims of Pradaxa.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is evaluating post-marketing reports of serious bleeding events in patients taking Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate). Pradaxa is a blood thinning (anticoagulant) medication used to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common type of heart rhythm abnormality.
In January of 2012, Boehringer Ingleheim announced safety label changes that had been approved by the FDA3, including the following:
5 WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS
5.1 Risk of Bleeding
Pradaxa’s anticoagulant activity and half-life are increased in patients with renal impairment.
Lack of a specific reversal agent; futility of using vitamin K to affect anticoagulant effect
On December 7, 2011, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication reporting that it was investigating reports of serious and fatal bleeds in patients taking Pradaxa. Injury lawyer Network Pradaxa lawyers are accepting cases for Pradexa. symptoms of bleeding such as
Pradaxa has caused serious side effects
If you are using the blood thinner Pradaxa (dabigatran), you may be at risk of suffering a stroke, or even death from this dangerous drug. If you are suffering any of these side effects see your doctor immediately.
Pradexa side effects
bleeding which can be serious, and sometimes lead to death
it may take longer for any bleeding to stop
unexpected bleeding or bleeding that lasts a long time
unusual bleeding from the gums
frequent nose bleeds
menstrual bleeding that is heavier than normal
bleeding that is severe or you cannot control
bruises that happen without a known cause or get larger
bruising more easily
coughing up blood or blood clots
feeling dizzy or weak
pink or brown urine
red or black stools
unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain
vomiting blood or vomit that looks like "coffee grounds"
Serious Side Effects of Pradaxa®
The FDA approved Pradaxa® in October 2010, for the prevention of strokes in patients with a heart condition called non-valvular atrial fibrillation (also known as "AF"). Thus, it's hardly 'over a year old' as an anticoagulant in the U.S., and some critics of Pradaxa® have contended that the drug wasn't tested thoroughly enough before it was put on the market.
Pradaxa® Internal Bleeding
In November of 2011, a European counterpart to the FDA cited over 250 cases of fatal internal bleeding linked to Pradaxa® (a differently named version of Pradaxa® was on the market in Europe before it was released in the U.S.). The FDA has also received reports of Pradaxa®-associated internal bleeding here in the U.S.
Signs and symptoms of internal bleeding from Pradaxa include:
Throwing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
Unexplained bleeding or bruising
Swelling in the ankles, feet, lower legs, hands and/or arms
Nosebleeds, bleeding from the gums
Coughing up blood
Dark colored urine
Pradaxa® and Heart Attacks, Serious Side Effects for Pradexa
Studies have also shown that Pradaxa® may increase the risk of heart attack. In a study of 18,000 patients, it was found that Pradaxa® treatment produces a 38 percent higher risk of heart attack than warfarin, an anticoagulant that has been used for many years.
Class Action Lawyer Network Pradaxa Team is investigating most serious side effects of Pradaxa including:
death from severe or excessive bleeding
stomach pain (ulcers, nausea, heartburn, bloating)
kidney failure (kidney bleeding)
hemorrhagic stroke cerebral hemorrhage
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured by Pradaxa call injury lawyer network Pradexa Helpline today.
Pradaxa may lead to excessive bleeding and other complications that could cause severe injury or even be life threatening. If you or a loved one has taken Pradaxa and experienced complications contact Our Pradaxa legal team today so that answer your questions and connect you with a Pradaxa Lawyer to discuss your potential Pradaxa Lawsuit.