Recent Pradaxa Studies Indicate a Greater Risk of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

By WRSH on January 19, 2015 - Comments off

Two studies published in 2013 and 2014 indicate that the risks of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa (dabigatran) may be higher than the risks faced by patients who take another blood-thinning medication such as Coumadin (warfarin).

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pradaxa to help prevent blood clots and strokes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, a common type of heart rhythm problem. In 2012, the FDA announced an investigation into incidents of internal bleeding suffered by patients who took Pradaxa. Although the FDA noted that clinical trials comparing Pradaxa to other blood thinners showed similar bleeding risks, the agency stated that it was looking into whether the risks on Pradaxa were actually higher than the trials had indicated.

A July 2014 study published in the BMJ indicated that when patients take Pradaxa, they may face a higher risk of severe bleeding problems, but that more frequent blood testing may help doctors prevent such problems before they cause major injuries. In October 2014, a study published in the journal Circulation indicated that while Pradaxa patients had a lower risk of certain kinds of stroke when compared to Coumadin patients, they had a higher risk of major stomach bleeding. The risk increased when patients were given higher doses of Pradaxa.

At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, our experienced New York defective drug attorneys can help you determine what happened to you and fight for the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered serious side effects after taking Pradaxa or another medication, contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

Related Articles:

 


Contact Us: Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

420 Lexington Ave. Suite 2750 New York, NY 10170
Phone: (212) 986-7353 Fax: (212) 953-4308

Attorney Advertising

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth herein are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact an attorney for a consultation on your particular legal matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of New York.

© 2018 Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP - All rights reserved.

SLS Consulting | Blog Sitemap

LIVE CHAT