Pradaxa is a commonly taken anticoagulant (blood-thinner) around the world with billions in sales annually. It is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim, a private German drug maker. Recently evidence has surfaced which suggests that Pradaxa may have very serious side effects including internal bleeding and cerebral hemorrhaging.
Pradaxa has been seen as the more convenient alternative to decades-old anticoagulant warfarin, but recent studies show that Pradaxa may have far more dangerous side effects than warfarin. There are currently numerous Pradaxa lawsuits being filed across the nation. There is currently no Pradaxa FDA recall in effect, but there are studies taking a closer look at Pradaxa’s side effects.
Pradaxa Side Effects – Internal Bleeding
One of the serious and dangerous Pradaxa side effects that have been reported is internal bleeding among certain patients taking Pradaxa. Internal bleeding can be very serious and may even lead to death. If you or a loved one have suffered from internal bleeding which you believe may be caused by the use of Pradaxa, you may be entitled to financial compensation through a Pradaxa side effects lawsuit.
Some of the symptoms of internal bleeding may include:
- Vomiting that resembles blood or looks like coffee grounds
- Pink or brown urine
- Bleeding from the gums
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Red or black tarry stools
- Coughing up blood
- Frequent nosebleeds
- Weakness and swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles or lower legs
- Joint pain or swelling
Another serious potential Pradaxa side effect may be cerebral hemorrhaging. If you experience the symptoms for either internal bleeding or cerebral hemorrhaging you should contact a medical professional immediately.
Pradaxa Internal Bleeding Lawsuit
If you or a loved one have experienced internal bleeding or cerebral hemorrhaging that you believe may have been caused by Pradaxa, you may be entitled to compensation through a Pradaxa lawsuit against the makers of the drug. Currently there is no FDA Pradaxa recall in effect. Please contact our law firm for a free consultation to see whether you qualify for a Pradaxa lawsuit.