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What is Pradaxa?

Pradaxa, also known as Dabigatran, is a blood thinner manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. It is used to prevent blood clots and strokes in persons with atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heartbeat. Pradaxa is also known as Pradax in Canada and Prazaxa in Japan.

What agencies have approved Pradaxa?

  • Advisory Committee of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), September 20, 2010.
  • FDA, October 19, 2010.
  • Health Canada, June 10, 2008.
  • European Medicines Agency, March 18, 2008.

What are the complications, problems, or injuries associated with Pradaxa?

Pradaxa can cause excessive bleeding, including ggastrointestinal and kidney bleeding, and brain hemorrhage. It has also been shown to cause heart attacks and even death.

What are the symptoms of excessive bleeding that may be the result of Pradaxa?

Patients that have experienced bad side effects from taking Pradaxa often suffer from—

  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Discolored urine or stool
  • Vomiting and coughing-up blood
  • Lethargy
  • Abnormally heavy menstrual cycle
  • Bleeding from the head orifices, such as the mouth or nose
  • Weakness or swelling in the extremities (legs, arms, hands, feet, etc.)

What clinical trials have been conducted on Pradaxa?

  • RE-LY

What are the important statistics regarding the safety of Pradaxa?

  • It is estimated that 1.1 million prescriptions have been written for Pradaxa
  • 371,000+ individuals currently believed to be taking Pradaxa
  • 260 deaths linked to Pradaxa worldwide since November of 2011

What should you do if you think you may have been injured by Pradaxa?

Contact the experienced Pradaxa attorneys at Henry Spiegel Milling LLP today. We have over 100 years of combined experienced in complex drug injury cases, including Phen Phen, Multaq, Tylenol, and Fosamax. Our Pradaxa lawyers will evaluate your specific situation to determine if you have a claim against the makers of Dabigatran. Please call us today at (404) 832-8000 to preserve your right to recover compensation. We represent clients in Atlanta, GA and across the United States, and charge no fee unless we resolve your case through verdict, or a settlement.