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Pradaxa works as an anticoagulant, which a medication used prevents blood clots. Designed to replace warfarin, Pradaxa is taken by patients to prevent strokes when they suffer from atrial fibrillation. These are the patients with a higher risk of getting blood clots that may lead to a stroke if the clots travel to the brain. Although not approved for this type of use in the US, some countries have approved the use of Pradaxa to prevent venous thromboembolism.

Both Pradaxa and its predecessor warfarin treat patients who have atrial fibrillation. Typically, these patients do not currently have heart disease, but are at-risk for blood clots and a stroke. During clinical trials, Pradaxa showed better results than warfarin in reducing the risk of a stroke. In addition, it is easier to administer Pradaxa since it does not include the strict requirements of warfarin. However, Pradaxa is more expensive than warfarin, costing upwards of $3,000 annually compared to just $200 annually for warfarin. Pradaxa and warfarin also have similar side effects.

Both medications are prescribed to prevent blood clots, yet they function differently to accomplish this purpose. Pradaxa slows down the action of thrombin, which is a clotting protein in the body. This puts the medication in the direct thrombin inhibitors drug class. Doctors are advised by the European Medicines Agency to check kidney function before prescribing Pradaxa to patients.

Prescriptions for Pradaxa are administered as capsules in 75 and 150 milligrams. Most patients take the 150 mg capsules at least twice a day. Lower doses are usually prescribed for people with kidney problems. The risk of stroke may increase if patients suddenly stop taking Pradaxa or miss doses.
If you or a loved one is taking Pradaxa and has suffered damages including injury, disability or even death, taking legal action might be the furthest thing on your mind. However, caring for a disabled loved one because of someone else’s negligence can be a costly endeavor to tackle alone. Financial compensation for these damages can help to improve quality of life.

Contact our office today and speak with an attorney that specializes in Pradaxa lawsuits. We will evaluate your claim and remain by your side throughout the course of the case. Call (800) 349-0000 now.

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