Pradaxa Can Increase Risk of Stroke, Bleeding, Hematomas, and More

Posted by Firm Staff on Apr 3, 2017 3:39:27 PM
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pradaxa-FANDHLAW.jpgThe 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.

Spinal Hematoma


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.


Pills-FandHLaw-2017.jpegTo 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.


Sources: FDA


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