A recent study published by CBS News states that Pradaxa increases users’ risk of heart attack or heart disease by at least 33 percent. This is not the only warning issued for Pradaxa. The FDA is also investigating an unusually large number of reports of serious bleeding linked to the drug.
According to Ken Uchino, MD, and Adrian V. Hernandez, MD, PhD, “The risk of [heart attack] or acute coronary syndrome is increased with [Pradaxa] compared with various control treatments, which include adjusted-dose warfarin.”
Pradaxa is a blood thinner first prescribed with the intention of preventing blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation. While the anti-clotting action of Pradaxa can treat this condition, it can also lead to a higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease.
If you or a loved one has taken Pradaxa, it’s important to be aware of the potential effects and your rights. If you have immediate medical concerns, consult with your primary physician.
To help you stay informed, The Law Offices of Foster & Houston will continue to share important news involving Pradaxa. If you’ve taken Pradaxa and have suffered excessive or uncontrollable bleeding, you may be able to obtain compensation for your injury. You can learn more about seeking justice and Pradaxa by visiting our website. To view the CBS News article in full, click here.