PRADAXA Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • bleeding
  • stomach or intestinal ulcer
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
  • bruising

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal bloating
  • upper abdominal pain

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • inflammation of the esophagus
  • indigestion
  • abnormally long or heavy periods
  • nausea
  • vomiting

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • bleeding in the eye
  • abnormal bleeding in the brain resulting in damage to brain tissue, called a hemorrhagic stroke
  • bleeding within the skull
  • inflammation of the esophagus with erosion
  • an ulcer in the esophagus
  • hives
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • bleeding around the spine called a spinal epidural hematoma
  • bleeding in the abdomen

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • itching
  • hair loss

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