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What are the possible side effects of Pradaxa?

Possible side effects of Pradaxa, a blood-thinning medication that helps prevent blood clots from forming, include an increased risk of bleeding. You may bruise more easily, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop (if you cut yourself, for example). Fatal bleeding can occur.

However, the most common side effects are indigestion, an upset stomach and stomach pain or burning. Some people can have allergic reactions to Pradaxa as well. Get medical help immediately if you have symptoms of a serious allergic reaction such as chest pain, swelling of your face or tongue, trouble breathing or feeling dizzy or faint. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects from Pradaxa that bother you or don't go away.

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