Despite the idea that medicine such as Pradaxa should improve people’s health, not all prescription medication use results in healthy outcomes. In particular, a category of medicines known as blood thinners, or anticoagulants, have consistently resulted in medical complications due to excessive and unstoppable bleeding. In severe cases, Pradaxa has caused death due to its improper administration. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Pradaxa, you should educate yourself on the risks.
General Info About Pradaxa
Pradaxa is within the category of pharmaceuticals known as anticoagulants or blood thinners. In other words, it is intended to help reduce blood clots and help facilitate the flow of blood. Pradaxa is not a commonly prescribed medication, but it is usually prescribed to lower the chance of stroke in people suffering from atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa may also be prescribed to prevent future blood clots or to treat patients that have not responded well to other similar medications.
Pradaxa is a brand name medication that contains the active ingredient dabigatran. The standard dosage for Pradaxa is 150mg capsules.
Harmful Side Effects Related to the Use of Pradaxa
Pradaxa can result in a number of side effects including constipation, heartburn, and nausea. These side effects are not life threatening, but Pradaxa is also associated with much more serious problems. Pradaxa by its very nature is a blood thinner and can result in excessive bleeding problems. Your doctor must monitor your use of Pradaxa carefully to watch for complications.
If you see unexpected bleeding such as nosebleeds, blood in your urine or stools, or if you cough up or vomit any blood, call your doctor immediately. Pradaxa was also recently placed on the FDA’s watch list along with several other blood thinners associated with causing abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding during the female menstrual cycle.
Learn More About the Lawsuits Being Filed by Consumers Hurt by Pradaxa
Two different types of lawsuits are commonly filed due to Pradaxa complications – medical malpractice lawsuits and lawsuits because of Pradaxa itself. First, the bleeding reaction associated with Pradaxa must be monitored by an experienced physician. Persistent problems could result in serious injury or death, which will result in your physician becoming liable for medical malpractice.
Second, Pradaxa is by its very nature a dangerous pharmaceutical and is commonly associated with complications related to it causing blood to thin too much too quickly. Until recently, no remedy existed for excessive bleeding caused by Pradaxa, which caused hundreds of deaths and resulted in a large number of lawsuits against manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim.
If you or a family member have taken Pradaxa and have been injured, you have legal rights. Victims of dangerous pharmaceuticals have a right to financial compensation for their injuries from pharmaceutical companies. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact an experienced attorney to learn more about filing a lawsuit and determining what your legal options may be.
Suffered Negative Side Effects After Taking Pradaxa? Contact a Colleyville Pradaxa Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects after taking the prescription medication Pradaxa, contact the Montes Law PLLC right away. Our experienced and skilled legal team is ready to help you and your family. Schedule a free, confidential case review today.