Pradaxa: Thinning Blood, But Raising Risks, Too?

October 19, 2012

For stoke victims and patients who face the risk of stroke, Pradaxa may be just what the doctor ordered. A powerful anticoagulant, Pradaxa has the ability to reduce the risk that blood clots will form, thus lowering the possibility of serious catastrophic effects.

 

On the other hand, Pradaxa isn’t without its risks, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and leading health studies. In 2011 alone, Pradaxa caused nearly 4,000 reported adverse health effects and more than 500 deaths. For a supposedly safe drug, annual reported adverse events stretching into the thousands are considerably more than many health providers feel is appropriate.

 

What kind of adverse events have some patients reported? Uncontrollable bleeding, hemorrhage, and intestinal bleeding are just a few of the problems Pradaxa consumers have communicated. What’s particularly disturbing is that in some cases side effects have continued even after a patient has stopped taking Pradaxa.

 

Are you concerned about how Pradaxa has impacted your quality of life? Have you experienced the kind of side effects discussed in this post? The attorneys at the Dallas law firm of Fears Nachawati are prepared to help you understand your legal options. With years of experience helping patients like you, we know what questions to ask and how help you consider your choices. For your free consultation, call us at 1.866.545.8364 or email mn@fnlawfirm.com. We’re ready to help you.

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