Pradaxa is an anticoagulant that was made to help prevent the formation of blood clots by blocking the clotting protein thrombin. Some of the common side effects of the drug include:
- Minor bleeding
- Skin rash/itching,
among others. More serious side effects, according to drugs.com , include:
- Nonstop bleeding
- Pink or brown urine
- Blood in stool
- Swelling or pain of the joints
If you’re having any of these more serious side effects, get in touch your doctor immediately.
Unfortunately, over 1,000 lives have already been lost due to this drug’s hemorrhaging effects. The adverse side effects leading to painful injuries have led to thousands of lawsuits- in August 2012 alone, over 4,000 claims were filed against the drug company. It took the company five years since the FDA’s approval date to create an antidote for Pradaxa’s hemorrhages.
If you or a loved one has experienced a personal injury, or worse, a wrongful death due to the drug Pradaxa, please contact us today.