Current Pradaxa Guidelines
The manunfacturers of PRADAXA advise that may need to be stopped prior to surgery or a medical or dental procedure. This makes sense due to the extensive bleeding the product may cause. As they continue that “PRADAXA can cause bleeding which can be serious and sometimes lead to death”.
The manufacturers of Pradaxa warn that you should not take Pradaxa if you have a history of abnormal bleeding.
Signs of extensive bleeding include:
• any unexpected, severe, or uncontrollable bleeding; or bleeding that lasts a long time
• unusual or unexpected bruising can be a sign of internal bleeding
• coughing up or vomiting blood; or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
• pink or brown urine; red or black stools (looks like tar)
• unexpected pain, swelling, or joint pain
• headaches and feeling dizzy or weak
What is Pradaxa?
Pradaxa is a blood-thinning medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem.
What Are the Pradaxa Lawsuits?
Pradaxa lawsuits are being filed in a consolidated lawsuit in Illinois for patients who had extensive bleeding or people that have lost a loved one from extensive bleeding from Pradaxa. If you or a loved one has had extensive bleeding from Pradaxa with no prior history of unusual bleeding you may be able to become a part of this multi district litigation. The Pradaxa lawsuits involve similar allegations where patients , or loved ones of patients, who claim they have suffered serious or fatal injuries due to the inability of doctors to reverse the blood thinning effects of Pradaxa.