Pradaxa is an anti-coagulant, or blood thinner, used to prevent blood clots and strokes in people suffering from an irregular heart beat known as atrial fibrillation. With atrial fibrillation, patients have a higher risk of forming blood clots which can travel through the body and cause strokes. Pradaxa is used to lower the chance of blood clots forming.
Pradaxa is manufactured by German drugmaker Boehringer and just received FDA approval last year. Unfortunately, severe problems with the drug are already being reported as Pradaxa is proving to cause excessive internal bleeding. The FDA is currently investigating Pradaxa.
The manufacturer has confirmed over 260 deaths, in less than a year on the U.S. market. Over 500 cases of hemorrhaging were reported to the FDA in the first quarter of 2011, just shortly after the medication was approved for sale.
Our firm is investigating this drug and the possible failure to warn patients of the extreme side effects, especially on the elderly. Please call our office if you would like to discuss your side effects from the use of Pradaxa. Remember, we can answer legal questions, but you should contact your physician about your use of any medication, including