According to a new study that was published online July 16, 2013 in Circulation, more than a third of AF patients who were being treated with anticoagulant medications were also taking aspirin despite the fact that anticoagulants can cause major bleeding events.
“We anticipated that some of them would get [aspirin] and some would not, and that’s what we saw in the analysis of >7000 patients with AF receiving oral anticoagulation who were participants in the Outcomes Registry for Better Informed Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (ORBIT-AF). But there was no apparent pattern to help explain the variation,” Peterson said.
Anticoagulants like Warfarin, Dabigatran and Apixaban are used to treat AF patients. All of these drugs have been the subject of much controversy since they have also been linked to excessive bleeding that can be fatal because it is often irreversible. Other anticoagulant medications have also been used. One of those is Multaq. Multaq has also been linked to serious side effects which include a worsening of the heart condition, liver failure and lung toxicity. These side effects have forced the FDA to issue a recommendation that Multaq not be used unless all other medications have failed.
If you or someone you love has suffered from any side effects linked to Multaq use, contact attorney Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at Multaq litigation and may be able to help you recover money for your injuries.