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Warning: Xarelto can cause severe bleeding issues and strokes
What is Xarelto
Xarelto, also sold under the generic name rivaroxaban, is a new type of blood thinner that was approved by the FDA in 2011 to treat:
The Dangerous Side Effects of Xarelto include:
- People with atrial fibrillation that may be prone to blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVTs)
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Help reduce the risks of blood clots in the lungs, or extremities of people recovering after a surgery.
Xarelto is sold by Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical company Janssen as well as Bayer Pharmaceuticals. It is marketed as a replacement to other blood thinners such as Warfin which have been safely sold and used for over 50 years. Xarelto is pushed as more convenient as it does not require the blood monitoring that the older generation anti-coagulants require. The problem is this convenience can come with serious life threatening side effects.
What are the dangers of Xarelto
The FDA has received hundreds of adverse incident reports regarding patients who suffer uncontrolled bleeding while taking Xarelto. What makes this worse is that Xarelto has no known antidote or reversal agent, which means there is no effective way to stop the hemorrhage or bleeding event that can be caused by this drug.
If you or a family member has experienced any of the following while taking Xarelto you may be entitled to compensation:
- Uncontrolled bleeding event
- Gastrointestinal bleed
- Cerebral hemorrhage (Brain Bleed)
- Internal Bleeding
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