Pradaxa can cause internal bleeding which can lead to death.
Pradaxa has led to the deaths of over 250 people across the globe. The prescription drug Pradaxa, also called dabigatran, can cause uncontrollable internal bleeding that if undetected can be fatal. According to FDA reports, Pradaxa has been involved in more fatalities than any other prescription drug in America.
The FDA has issued a safety alert, cautioning Americans currently taking Pradaxa to discuss the risks with their doctors. Unfortunately, there are some families for whom the alert has been issued too late. For those who have already suffered a devastating loss, only industry wide changes in the advertising of the drug and personal compensation will help them forward with their lives.
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Information on Pradaxa.
Medical researchers worldwide including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have discovered that the drug Pradaxa could be a danger to hundreds of thousands of Americans who take it.
Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate), is a blood thinner prescribed to people who have an increased risk of stroke, particularly those with irregular heartbeats. All blood thinning medication, anticoagulants, have some risk of increased bleeding, but medical researchers have come to understand that Pradaxa is much more harmful than other blood thinners like Warfarin.
Uncontrolled bleeding doesn’t necessarily mean bleeding from a cut or a wound that you can see; what makes Pradaxa so dangerous is that the bleeding is internal. Internal bleeding, particularly in the gastrointestinal area, can go undetected until it becomes fatal.
If you are currently taking Pradaxa.
How do I prevent severe bleeding? – Avoid any activity where you might become easily cut, scratched or bruised. This may mean adjusting your daily routine, like taking extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth. It’s important not to drink alcohol as it could increase the likelihood of bleeding in your stomach or intestines.
Most importantly, ask your doctor how he or she will be monitoring your kidney function. Your kidneys clear the drug from your system, so if your kidneys aren’t functioning well, the drug will build up in your system and my cause severe internal bleeding. Kidney function needs to be tested at least once a year if not more often.
If you already have kidney disease, be absolutely sure the doctor who may prescribe Pradaxa is informed about your history.
Pradaxa symptoms to watch.
Here are some symptoms to watch out for. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare professional immediately:
- Unusual bleeding from the gums.
- Nose bleeding that happens often.
- Menstrual or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal.
- Bleeding that is severe or you cannot control.
- Pink or brown urine.
- Red or black stools (looks like tar).
- Bruises that happen without a known cause or that get larger.
- Coughing up blood or blood clots.
- Vomiting blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
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