Pradaxa Side Effects
Pradaxa – Side Effects May Include Serious Bleeding
Pradaxa has been approved by the FDA as a blood thinner since October 2010. It is primarily prescribed for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation. These individuals have an increased risk of developing blood clots that can cause strokes. As an anticoagulant, Pradaxa is intended to lower the chance of formation of blood clots.
Boehringer Ingelheim, which manufactures Pradaxa, has reported to the FDA that hundreds of patients have suffered severe internal bleeding and death while taking the drug. Bleeding that may lead to serious or even fatal outcomes is a well-recognized complication of all anticoagulant therapies. The FDA is continuing to investigate whether the reports of bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa are occurring more commonly than would be expected.
If you have taken Pradaxa and have experienced abnormal bleeding, bruising or other problems, please contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, at 314-932-3232 for a free consultation regarding your legal rights, including the possibility of a lawsuit to obtain compensation.
Pradaxa Recommendations for Physicians
The FDA has advised physicians on Pradaxa as follows:
- If you prescribe Pradaxa, carefully follow the approved indication and other recommendations, such as dosage and administration, in the professional drug label.
- Make sure your patients know the signs and symptoms of bleeding and when to seek care.
- Pradaxa is eliminated by the kidneys, therefore:
- Renal function should be assessed prior to treatment with Pradaxa to determine the appropriate dose.
- Renal function should be reassessed during treatment with Pradaxa if clinically indicated, and the dose should be adjusted following recommendations in the label.
Contact a Pradaxa Litigation Lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, LLC
Patients who have taken Pradaxa and have severe internal bleeding, cerebral hemorrhage, gastro-intestinal bleeding, stomach or intestinal bleeding or abnormal bruising are urged to contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC They might be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, including hospital bills and future out-patient needs, as well as for pain and suffering.
Call 314-932-3232 and talk to an experienced Pradaxa lawyer at The Driscoll Firm, LLC, about your legal rights today.
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