Arizona Pradaxa Lawyers

Pradaxa (dabigatran) is prescribed to prevent stroke, but it can also cause stroke. Pradaxa has been linked to serious uncontrollable internal bleeding and a 33% increased risk of heart attack or acute coronary syndrome. If you have been injured by Pradaxa, please talk to an Arizona drug recall attorney today.

Pradaxa Safety Review

Pradaxa has not yet been recalled but is under post-market review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The agency announced the safety review on December 7, 2011, just a little over a year after it approved the drug. According to the FDA, all anticoagulants can cause internal bleeding, but it is trying to determine if Pradaxa poses a greater risk than expected.

Pradaxa Risk Factors

There seem to be two major factors in the elevated Pradaxa risk of uncontrolled bleeding, stroke, and death.

The first is impaired renal function. Pradaxa is cleared from the body by the kidneys. When the kidneys are not working their best, too much of the drug can stay in a person’s system leading to overdose. Impaired renal function is very common.

The second danger is that there is no reversal agent to stop the action of Pradaxa. Other anticoagulants, such as warfarin, pose a bleeding risk, but an antidote can be administered so that clotting resumes. This is not the case with Pradaxa.

If you or a loved one has been harmed by Pradaxa, you have the right to receive compensation. If you live in Arizona, please call or contact our Arizona drug recall attorney at 1-877-LOSS-RECOVER (567-7732). Do not delay, as there is statute of limitations on product liability cases, so please call our office so that we can begin fighting to get you the money you deserve.