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Pradaxa Bleeding Has No Cure

Pradaxa is an anticoagulant that has been recognized by many experts as one of the most dangerous pharmaceuticals in widespread use since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2010. The medication is among a new generation of blood thinners that can help patients reduce the risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism, and other blood clot related side effects in patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation. However, unlike other established medication of its kind, Pradaxa can be taken without regular monitoring by the patient’s physician, which makes it more convenient for many physicians to administer.

Any anticoagulant medication comes with an increased risk of bleeding, but bleeding associated with other drugs like Warfarin can be controlled with the administration of vitamin K. Unfortunately, there is no known reversal agent for Pradaxa internal bleeding, and bleeding can continue for up to 18 hours without treatment.

Pradaxa death not uncommon

in 2011 alone, the Food and Drug Administration received thousands of reports of adverse effects associated with the medication, including thousands of reports of hemorrhage and 542 cases of death related to use of the medication. Renal failure, stroke, and liver failure were all also linked to use of the medication.

Older patients are at greater risk for suffering uncontrolled bleeding and even minor injuries can lead to bleeding that cannot be controlled, even leading to fatal results. Allegedly, drug maker Boehring Ingelheim is working on an antidote to help control the most dangerous side effects of the medication, but none is available at this time–putting thousands of patients at risk.

Lawsuit filings noted nationwide

A growing number of patients who have been affected by side effects of the medication have elected to file a Pradaxa lawsuit. These patients are hoping to gain compensation fro the injuries they have suffered as a result of their use of the medication and loved ones of patients who have passed away as a result of Pradaxa side effects.

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