The blood thinner - Pradaxa - which is used to prevent strokes in patients with irregular heart beat has come under scrutiny. In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, patients taking the new anti-clotting drug Pradaxa have a 33% higher risk of heart attack or severe symptoms of heart disease than do patients taking warfarin. Pradaxa is the brand name for the drug DABIGATRAN.
This study was based on results from multiple clinical trials.
"Anytime the risk of a heart attack or an acute coronary syndrome is increased due to the medication, in this case Pradaxa, it is of concern to the public" states Steve Barnes. "There already have been safety warnings issued overseas."
If you or a family member have suffered from any serious side effects while taking Pradaxa, we invite you to contact us.
Serious side effects may include:
• Serious internal bleeding
• Coughing up blood
• Gastrointestinal problems
Cellino & Barnes is one of our nation's largest personal injury firms. Our attorneys understand the issues surrounding Pradaxa and we are here to help you. We will provide you with a free consultation and discuss the next steps to help you recover the compensation you deserve.