KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS

Like warfarin, Pradaxa® is known to increase the risk for internal bleeding events. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it is evaluating post-marketing reports of bleeding events in patients taking Pradaxa® to determine whether the drug is causing more complications than expected.



WATCH FOR SIGNS OF INTERNAL BLEEDING

  • coughing up blood
  • unexplained bleeding from the gums
  • frequent nose bleeds
  • pink or brown urine
  • dark, tar-like stools
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds

PRADAXA® AND HEART ATTACK

Boehringer Ingelheim's anticoagulant drug has also been linked to an increase in the risk of heart attack and serious heart disease symptoms, according to Cleveland Clinic researchers. According to the researchers, Pradaxa® puts patients at a 33 percent higher risk for heart attack and heart disease symptoms.


WATCH FOR SIGNS OF HEART ATTACK

  • pain or discomfort in the center of the chest
  • tightness or heaviness in the chest
  • discomfort in the left shoulder, arms, back, neck, stomach or jaw
  • heartburn-like sensation
  • nausea or vomiting
  • severe weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness
  • irregular heartbeats

Women sometimes experience different heart attack symptoms than men. In some cases, women may experience symptoms before having a heart attack such as pain in the jaw, back or neck pain, shoulder pain, unusual fatigue that lasts several days and lightheadedness.

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