Pradaxa Gastrointestinal Side Effects

Gastric discomfort may indicate more serious conditions

Pradaxa gastrointestinal side effects can have a serious impact on your quality of life. And what’s more, such disorders can rise to debilitating levels in serious cases. Some gastric and GI conditions which may be associated with Pradaxa go above and beyond the expected gastric effects that were disclosed to patients. If you are suffering abdominal pain, serious heartburn-like symptoms or GI bleeding and are taking or have taken Pradaxa, it is important to consult your doctor. And if those symptoms are linked to Pradaxa, the dedicated Chicago drug lawyers at the Phillips Law Offices may be able to help.


Patients taking Pradaxa often report chronic indigestion and abdominal discomfort, also known as dyspepsia. While these symptoms often lessen over time, they may be indications of more serious medical problems  Dyspepsia can be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcers or gastritis. All of these conditions have been associated with Pradaxa and can become permanent if untreated. They may also result in gastrointestinal bleeding. Pradaxa GI bleeds are serious and can cause major hematolic complications if left untreated.

Gastric-like symptoms

Heartburn is accepted as one of several common Pradaxa side effects. But it also may bring about more serious gastric-like conditions. These can include gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophagitis and erosive gastritis. The results of these conditions can range from discomfort and difficulty swallowing to scarring and permanent damage to the stomach and esophageal lining. In extreme cases, GERD and esophagitis can even increase your risk for esophageal cancer.

Pharmaceuticals are intended to increase quality of life for patients who would otherwise suffer or be restricted by their health conditions. While some side effects and hypersensitivity issues are unavoidable, when the effects of a drug end up being more debilitating than the condition it was designed to treat, something is very wrong. The Chicago drug liability lawyers of the Phillips Law Offices understand how difficult it can be for patients who struggle with unexpected and serious side effects from medication. For 65 years, we have fought alongside people just like you to hold drug manufacturers accountable.

We are Illinois attorneys who understand the GI effects of Pradaxa

Since Pradaxa hit the market in 2010, we at the Phillips Law Offices have closely watched as reports of unexpected and severe side effects rolled in. We are prepared to represent people who suffered GI bleeding and acid erosion issues after taking this 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.