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#HealthAlert — Pradaxa

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If you’re taking the blood thinner Pradaxa to treat your atrial fibrillation:

 

According to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, Pradaxa significantly increases your risk for MAJOR (and potentially fatal) bleeding — especially of the digestive tract.

When researchers compared Pradaxa to warfarin — a generic blood thinner that’s been used for decades — they found Pradaxa “…was consistently associated with an increased risk of major bleeding and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.”

Not a little leak here and there — major bleeding.

 

 

The facts no one wants to read.

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Written by solutions777

November 13, 2014 at 10:13 pm

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