Pradaxa Gastric-Like Symptoms

Serious GI effects in Pradaxa patients

While dyspepsia in its own right can acutely affect quality of life for patients taking Pradaxa, other Pradaxa gastric-like symptoms can be indicators of serious underlying GI conditions that have been linked to the drug. When these symptoms are not promptly diagnosed and treated, they can cause permanent damage to the esophagus, stomach lining and other portions of the GI tract and can even increase a patient’s risk for certain GI cancers. The legal team at the Phillips Law Offices is dedicated to people who have suffered while taking Pradaxa. We have helped clients recover for diminution of quality of life as well as permanent damage associated with Pradaxa.

Keep on the look out for gastric symptoms in Pradaxa patients

Pradaxa has been linked to numerous gastrointestinal disorders, including gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastritis and peptic ulcers. These conditions are caused by acid erosion of the linings of the esophagus and stomach. They can be debilitating and painful and, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage to the GI lining. In serious cases, they can even increase your risk for esophageal cancer. Chronic dyspepsia can be an indicator of the existence of these or other gastric conditions.

In addition to these acid erosion disorders, Pradaxa side effects also include GI bleeding. Like all internal bleeding, GI bleeding is a serious condition for which prompt treatment should be sought. Some indicators of internal GI bleeding are red or black stool, pink or brown urine or vomiting bloody or black material. If you or a loved one experiences any of these conditions while taking Pradaxa, you should consult a physician immediately.

Unless you have experienced them first hand, it is hard to understand how substantial an impact Pradaxa gastric-like symptoms can have on your ability to perform everyday activities. Chronic abdominal pain and persistent acid reflux make socializing and working difficult. And when drug companies fail to fully disclose these side effects to the people who use their products, the law may hold them liable.

We are committed to helping victims of Pradaxa’s gastric side effects

At the Phillips Law Offices, we have seen the effect that gastric symptoms associated with Pradaxa can have on your ability to enjoy life as well as the permanent damage that can result when these conditions go untreated. 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.