Research shows the anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate mesylate-sold under the brand name Pradaxa-causes serious bleeding events. The Jackson Law Firm, a Pradaxa law firm, compassionately advocates for those who have suffered Pradaxa side effects. If you have taken Pradaxa and believe it harmed you, contact JIM JACKSON for a free, confidential legal consultation immediately. We will evaluate your case and remain on the lookout for Pradaxa recalls and Pradaxa class action lawsuits.
Pradaxa is the brand name for the drug dabigatran etexilate mesylate. Made and sold by the German pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim AG, this prescription medication is used to treat strokes and systemic embolism in those who suffer from non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug in October 2010, and it is sold in 75 mg and 150 mg oral capsules taken twice daily.
According to the FDA’s Pradaxa label, Pradaxa belongs in the “direct thrombin inhibitor” drug class. Thrombin is one of the enzymes involved in the blood clotting process, and it facilitates the conversion of fibrinogen into fibrin, a clotting protein. By inhibiting this process, Pradaxa prevents the formation of a “thrombus,” the medical term for a blood clot. According to the FDA, from October 2010 through August 2011, 371,000 patients filled Pradaxa prescriptions in the U.S.
The FDA has issued two drug safety communications related to Pradaxa. The first, released on March 29, 2011, concerned the storage of the drug. The second, published December 7, 2011, warned the public that Pradaxa might cause “serious bleeding events.” These are common with anticoagulants, and Pradaxa’s label contains a “Risk of Bleeding” entry in its “Warnings and Precautions” section.
The Pradaxa label also refers to a study, the Randomized Evaluation of Long-term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY), which determined that life-threatening bleeding events occurred at an annualized rate of 1.5 percent as opposed to 1.8 percent for warfarin, an older, commonly used anticoagulant. More recently, the FDA has become concerned that Pradaxa bleeding events are more common than it originally believed.
The FDA is concerned that Pradaxa bleeding side effects include the following:
• Vomiting blood or vomit that resembles coffee grounds
These Pradaxa side effects can potentially be fatal. If you or a loved one has taken this drug and suffered a Pradaxa injury, call one of the Jackson Law Firm’s Pradaxa lawyers.
The Pradaxa lawyers at the Jackson Law Firm believe that obtaining legal satisfaction from those who harmed you shouldn’t require more hardship. That’s why we do everything we can to streamline the process, and we will file a Pradaxa lawsuit on your behalf if necessary. The Jackson Law Firm will also keep you up to date on any Pradaxa class action lawsuits, FDA Pradaxa warnings, and Pradaxa FDA recall announcements.
If you have taken Pradaxa and believe it harmed you, contact Jim Jackson today.
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