Potentially Serious Problems With Pradaxa

More Information About Serious Side Effects

Because of the risks of serious side effects, people taking Pradaxa should be aware of the signs and symptoms of serious problems. These signs and symptoms should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
 
  • Signs of bleeding, such as:
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    • Unusual bruising (bruises that develop without known cause or grow in size)
    • Blood in the urine
    • Blood in the stool (usually seen as red or black stools)
    • Nosebleeds
    • Bleeding gums
    • Bleeding from cuts that takes a long time to stop
    • Menstrual bleeding or vaginal bleeding that is heavier than normal
    • Coughing up blood
    • Low blood pressure
    • Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds
 
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
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    • An unexplained rash
    • Itching
    • Hives
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
 

Final Thoughts

While Pradaxa can be a life-saving drug, unfortunately the side effects can be life-threatening. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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