Pradaxa (dabigatran) is a blood thinner that reduces the risk of blood clots and stroke among people who suffer a heart rhythm ailment called atrial fibrillation. Like any other drug, pradaxa has several severe side effects including nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, allergic reaction, joint pains, dark urine, bleeding and heartburn. Recent studies also show that pradaxa increases the risk of heart attack as compared to the use of other medical care for atrial fibrillation. There is a 33% increased risk of suffering a heart attack for individuals taking Pradaxa rather than placebos or warfarin in treating their atrial fibrillation.
Blood Thinner Pradaxa May Cause Heart Attacks
Despite these risks and side effects, healthcare professionals continue to prescribe Pradaxa because of its benefits, not only to patients who suffer atrial fibrillation, but also to those who have had joint replacement surgeries because of its anticoagulant effect. Researchers and experts also continue to warn physicians to be cautious in prescribing the drug due to the recent findings. The patient’s medical history and other circumstances surrounding the case, as well as the risks of this medication have to be taken into consideration before a healthcare professional considers treatment using this drug.
Pradaxa Side Effects May Lead to Heart Damage, Heart Complications
If you or a loved one has suffered severe side effects or heart attack due to the wrongful prescription of pradaxa, you should contact a Pradaxa lawyer for consultation.
PLEASE SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE DISCONTINUING USE OF PRADAXA OR ANY OTHER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION.
Have You or a Loved One Had Internal Bleeding or Heart Damage While On Pradaxa, you might have a Pradaxa lawsuit?
If you or a loved one have had internal bleeding, heart damage, or developed a serious side effect while on the blood thinning medication Pradaxa, you may want to speak with a Pradaxa attorney regarding a potential claim. d’Oliveira & Associates, a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer, is working with some of the leading lawyers in the country who are handling these cases. Please contact the law offices of d’Oliveira & Associates at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.