A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that patients taking Plavix or Pradaxa were more likely than those taking aspirin and a heartburn pill to experience severe gastrointestinal bleeding and chronic ulcers.
Side Effects of Plavix or Pradaxa
Pradaxa or Plavix is a blood thinner that was approved by FDA in October 2010 to reduce the risk of blood clots in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pradaxa was supposed to be safer than traditional blood thinners, like Warfarin.
However, a Warfarin bleed can be stopped in several ways, such as Vitamin K or plasma. There is no antidote for Pradaxa or Plavix-related bleeding, making a bleeding event potentially far more deadly.
If you or someone you care about has experienced serious side effects requiring hospitalization, such as bleeding ulcers or gastrointestinal bleeding, please contact us today. If you’ve experienced complications with Plavix or Pradaxa, you may be eligible to file a claim for medical costs, emotional distress and further damages. Fill out our free case evaluation form to see if you are eligible for a potential Plavix or Pradaxa lawsuit. An experienced attorney at Morris Bart will assist you in the evaluation process. Initial consultations are FREE. Click here to see more about our office locations throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. Call us at 1-800-537-8185 today.