The FDA has issued a medication guide about the risks associated with the blood-thinner medication Pradaxa. Side effects associated with the drug include uncontrollable bleeding, hematomas, stroke and death.
According to the FDA, below you’ll find a list of Pradaxa’s adverse side effects paired with associated medical conditions and common symptoms.
If you need immediate assistance regarding your Pradaxa prescription, please contact your primary physician.
Bleeding & Death
Intended to prevent blood clots, Pradaxa can cause uncontrollable bleeding. This risk of bleeding which can be serious, and may lead to death.
Symptoms of uncontrollable bleeding can include:
- Frequent nose bleeds,
- Unusual bleeding from the gums,
- Pink, red, or brown urine,
- Headaches, and more.
The following may increase your risk of experiencing a bleeding event:
- Preexisting kidney problems,
- Recent or reoccurring stomach ulcers or bleeding,
- Taking other blood clot medication alongside Pradaxa, and
- Frequent intestinal bleeding.
Users of Pradaxa who have medicine injected into their spinal and epidural area are at risk of forming a spinal or epidural blood clot that can cause long-term or permanent paralysis.
Signs of hematoma can include:
- Back Pain,
- Muscle Weakness,
- Incontinence, and more.
With atrial fibrillation, part of a person’s heart does not beat the way it should. People with atrial fibrillation are at an increased risk of forming a blood clot in the heart, which can travel to the brain, causing a stroke.
To help you stay informed, The Law Offices of Foster & Houston will continue to share important news involving Pradaxa. If you or a loved one have taken Pradaxa and have immediate concerns, please consult your physician. You can learn more about seeking justice and Pradaxa by visiting our website or calling (800) 336-6230.