Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Have Pradaxa side effects? Seek legal counsel

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One of the things we have to be aware of when taking any medication is the possible side effects. If you are taking Pradaxa (or dabigatran), a blood thinner prescribed for atrial fibrillation, you should be aware that it has been linked with serious health risks including bleeding in the brain, kidneys or intestines.

The following are common side effects: difficulty breathing, wheezing, dizziness, chest pain or tightness, face or tongue swelling, and painful or upset stomach and indigestion. There may also be an increased risk of heart attacks.

Although experts have warned of the drug’s safety and a federal court ruled those affected can file claims, the FDA has not issued a pradaxa recall. Thousands of people have already suffered internal bleeding while taking this medication and it is feared even more will suffer.

Seek legal counsel if you have be affected by pradaxa side effects.