Pradaxa Side Effects

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Most drugs have some side effects. But when the side effects of a drug reach such levels of severity that they exceed the condition the drug was meant to treat — or when a drug company minimizes or fails to disclose those side effects — the law may hold them liable. As experienced Chicago drug liability attorneys, the team at the Phillips Law Offices has been helping patients injured by pharmaceuticals get justice for more than 60 years. We know the issues and keep up to date with the newest developments regarding new and existing drugs such as Pradaxa.

Pradaxa side effects

The side effects of anticoagulant drugs like Pradaxa have been well documented since warfarin gained FDA approval decades ago. Some of the side effects of Pradaxa are similar to those of older anticoagulant drugs like Coumadin, although they appear to be more severe and have shown a higher tendency to cause complications. Other Pradaxa side effects can also have a substantial effect on patients’ quality of life:

  • Hematolic symptoms — Pradaxa may cause bleeding issues. While bleeding can occur with any anticoagulant regimen, bleeding events appear to be more common and more severe with Pradaxa than with other competing drugs. These events can include intraocular (inside the eye) hemorrhage and vision problems, intracranial (inside or around the brain) hemorrhage or stroke, and hemorrhaging of the muscles and other organs.
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) issues — Pradaxa side effects can include numerous GI issues such as GI bleeding. It may also cause gastric discomfort as well as gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophagitis, erosive gastritis, gastrointestinal ulcers and other heartburn-like symptoms.
  • Hypersensitivity — Pradaxa may cause unanticipated sensitivity issues including rash, pruritus, urticarial and allergic edema. It may also cause allergic reactions up to and including anaphylactic shock in some patients.

We are Illinois attorneys who understand Pradaxa

The Chicago drug liability lawyers of the Phillips Law Offices understand the various side effects Pradaxa can have. We work with our clients and medical professionals to identify symptoms that may be attributable to Pradaxa and then compellingly link those symptoms to the drug. Call us today at (312) 346-4262 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. You can count on us to be by your side throughout the course of your pharmaceutical liability case.