The blood thinner Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is one of the newest blood thinners on the market, and while it can be necessary for people to take blood thinners, a major risk of blood thinners is uncontrollable bleeding.
Xarelto, which was invented by Bayer HealthCare AG and is manufactured in the U.S. by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), is a prescription medication that is used to reduce the risk of stroke or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) that is not caused by a heart valve problem. It was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2011 for preventive treatment of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and for reducing risk of blood clots formed in the legs and lungs for people who have recently had knee or hip replacement surgery.
Generally, Xarelto is prescribed when someone has an irregular heartbeat that puts him at risk for forming a blood clot in the heart that could travel to the brain, causing a stroke, or to other parts of the body.
Xarelto blood thinner is used to prevent clots from forming. However, Xarelto and bleeding can be a serious problem — because it is a medicine that reduces blood clotting, you are likely to bruise easily and it could take a long time for bleeding to stop.
Xarelto side effects can be more dangerous if you’re taking it along with another drug like aspirin (or products that contain aspirin), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs (which include Ibuprofen and Naproxen, aka Advil, Motrin or Aleve), Warfarin sodium, heparin, Plavix (clopidogrel) or other medicines to treat blood clots.
Serious side-effects of Xarelto could include:
The more serious side effects of Xarelto include:
If you are experiencing any of these Xarelto side effects, you should stop taking the medication, consult your physician and seek emergency medical treatment.
Several Plaintiffs have begun to file Xarelto lawsuits after being hospitalized because of severe internal bleeding. Warfarin, which is also used to prevent blood clots, has an antidote to stop uncontrolled bleeding, but Xarelto does not, which is why Xarelto and bleeding can be a dangerous combination.
A Kentucky plaintiff who suffered severe gastrointestinal bleeding claimed that the drug should not be sold and that the manufacturer continued to sell it without informing patients and physicians about the risks associated with irreversible bleeds. The internal bleeding side effect of Xarelto is the same as of Pradaxa. $650 million was paid this past May to settle thousands of internal bleeding lawsuits by users of Pradaxa by its manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim.
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If you or someone you know is taking a Xarelto blood thinner, it is important to talk to your health-care provider about the possibility of Xarelto side-effects. This is critical if you already have a history of heart disease or are at risk for a stroke.
If you or a loved one have already suffered Xarelto side-effects, you may be eligible to participate in a Xarelto lawsuit; we will work hard to help you recover damages. A Xarelto lawsuit will seek recovery for physical injury, pain, suffering, lost compensation, and medical expenses. If you are suffering due to Xarelto side-effects, please contact us to speak with an Oklahoma Xarelto lawyer for a free, no-obligation consultation by filling out our contact form, or by calling us toll free at (877) 917-5250.
If you’ve never taken Xarelto, and are not eligible to participate in a Xarelto lawsuit, you should be aware that numerous other drugs have been recalled, and have caused injury to many people. The McIntyre Law team is helping people with several of these drug lawsuits. Please see our other drug information pages to find out if you are affected by any drug recall: