Anticoagulants are widely used among patients in the United States, including many here in Connecticut. These types of drugs can be extremely helpful in preventing further medical issues, particularly in patients who are at risk for developing blood clots or who suffer from heart issues. Unfortunately, some patients have experienced injury -- or worse -- as a result of using this type of medication.
Pradaxa, in particular, while intended to help, has actually resulted in several hundred deaths and many more injuries. While this drug is meant to assist in the prevention strokes and heart attacks, it has been proved to increase the risk of these medical issues by approximately 33 percent. Problems with this medication, and others similar to it, include:
- Uncontrollable bleeding
- Abnormal pain and/or swelling