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Pradaxa Report: Heartburn Bleeding Gums

Pradaxa Report: Heartburn Bleeding Gums

A following Pradaxa side effect report was submitted by a user.

Male patient reported the following Pradaxa side effects :
Heartburn, Bleeding Gums

Unprecedented Heartburn episodes once or twice weekly after taking Pradaxa (usually the night dose). They last for an hour or two. Expecially severe if I lay down within an hour afterward. Less frequent now that I know the effects, and how to minimize them. Survived the first four months - may decide to switch back to Warfarin and the monthly blood tests for $5 a month.

Medication Dosage: 150 mg daily
Medication Frequency: 2x daily
Patient Age: 61
Patient Weight: 260
Other medications: Atorvastatin, Metoprolol, Lisinopril for years
Diagnosis: A-Fib
Pre-existing conditions: M.I. 8 years ago at 54 y.o.
Hospitalized? No
Life-threatening? No
Disabled? No
Birth Defects? No
Was intervention required to prevent damage? No
Other serious medical events? No
Died? No

It is estimated that 1.5 million preventable adverse drug events occur each year. Many more millions of mild adverse drug events occur each year which can affect your health, mental state, and normal everyday functioning. Drug side effects can cause death, disability, and illness.

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