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Pradaxa is as an anticoagulant, or blood thinner, that may be used in patients who have atrial fibrillation or heart valve problems. These people are at a higher risk of having a stroke. The makers of Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim, claim it is 35% more effective for reducing risks of having a stroke than warfarin. However, they fail to bring attention to the fact that Pradaxa has been linked to bleeding and even death. If you or a loved one have experienced dangerous side effects related to Pradaxa, don’t hesitate to contact a Pennsylvania defective drug attorney from Handler, Henning & Rosenberg LLP. Our injury law firm has been around since 1922!

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Serious Symptoms Associated with Pradaxa

Boehringer Ingelheim has released data from March 2008 through October 2011 indicating that Pradaxa was involved in bleeding death cases. There were 14 of these cases in Japan, 21 in Europe, and 225 others in various other countries. There are no known statistics for these types of cases in the U.S. yet. Pradaxa is under investigation by health officials; however, there has not been a recall issued. Persons who have taken the drug and have experienced serious bleeding may be eligible to participate in a lawsuit.

Pradaxa has been linked to the following;

  • Brain Hemorrhages
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Bleeding
  • Kidney Bleeding

Symptoms of Internal Bleeding

Because the kidneys excrete Pradaxa, high levels of it can stay in the circulatory system. It’s believed the higher the levels of Pradaxa, the higher the risk of serious internal bleeding. The data taken from a clinical trial indicated that about 16.4% of people who take Pradaxa will experience some sort of internal bleeding.

Symptoms of Internal Bleeding

  • Urine that is brown or pink in color
  • Strange levels of bruising
  • Overall feeling of lethargy
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling or pain in joints
  • Weakness or swelling in the extremities
  • Headaches
  • Nose or gum bleeding
  • Vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
  • Coughing up blood
  • Black, tarry, or red stools

Pradaxa Investigation Underway

The FDA released a statement in December of 2011 stating that they believe Pradaxa has important health benefits when used as directed, but the reports of bleeding still under investigation. Patients using the medication were warned not to stop taking it without consulting their doctors first. In October 2011, The European Medicines Agency warned doctors about prescribing the drug to patients 75 or older or those with renal problems. If the patient has renal impairment, the kidneys should be checked every year.

After 81 of 64,000 elderly patients on Pradaxa experienced excessive bleeding in 2011, Japanese authorities asked the maker of the drug to issue a warning. Of those 81 patients, 14 died.

Pursue Legal Help with a Pradaxa Attorney in Pennsylvania

If you or someone you know took Pradaxa and had serious bleeding, you should consult with our injury attorneys. We are passionate about recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for our clients.

We offer a free legal consultation to everyone that’s suffered from excessive bleeding while on Pradaxa. Call (888) 498-3023 to schedule your consultation with one of our lawyers today.

Defective Drugs

What You Need to Know

Side Effects:
  • Allergic Reactions

  • Back Pain

  • Coughing or Vomiting Blood

  • Red or Black Stool

  • Unusual Bleeding

Damages You May Claim:
  • Medical Expenses

  • Punitive Damages

  • Pain & Suffering

  • Emotional Distress

  • Wrongful Death

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