Could Pradaxa cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


Summary

Fatigue is found among people who take Pradaxa, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation/flutter . We study 51,644 people who have side effects while taking Pradaxa from FDA. Among them, 1,299 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Pradaxa

Pradaxa has active ingredients of dabigatran etexilate mesylate. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Pradaxa 51,938 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,710 Fatigue patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

51,644 people reported to have side effects when taking Pradaxa.
Among them, 1,299 people (2.52%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Pradaxa cause Fatigue?

Time on Pradaxa when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 34.28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 44.17 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.24 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Pradaxa *:

  • female: 57.3 %
  • male: 42.7 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Pradaxa *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.1 %
  • 10-19: 0.1 %
  • 20-29: 0.1 %
  • 30-39: 0.59 %
  • 40-49: 1.86 %
  • 50-59: 6.07 %
  • 60+: 91.19 %

Severity of Fatigue **:

  • least: 9.09 %
  • moderate: 36.36 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 18.18 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation/flutter (874 people, 67.28%)
  • High Blood Pressure (330 people, 25.40%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (211 people, 16.24%)
  • Hypothyroidism (98 people, 7.54%)
  • Stroke (80 people, 6.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (148 people, 11.39%)
  • Lisinopril (103 people, 7.93%)
  • Lasix (93 people, 7.16%)
  • Synthroid (91 people, 7.01%)
  • Lipitor (79 people, 6.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (226 people, 17.40%)
  • Dizziness (212 people, 16.32%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (186 people, 14.32%)
  • Nausea (156 people, 12.01%)
  • Diarrhea (112 people, 8.62%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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