Xarelto Facts

Xarelto Side Effects Information


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The manufacturer knew about Xarelto side effects

Despite knowing that patients who take their anti-coagulant drug Xarelto would be exposed to increased risks of gastrointestinal bleeding, other hemorrhaging, swelling, and even more harmful side effects, the drug’s manufacturers, Bayer and Jaanssen, marketed Xarelto as being superior to warfarin and other traditional anti-coagulant drugs.

The company did not publish any warnings or precautions which identified the dangerous and life-threatening side affects suffered by many Xarelto users.

According to reports by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices complaints started during the first months after the drugs release. Since the drug was launched, there have been more than 2,000 reported cases of people suffering adverse effects due to taking Xarelto, including nearly 200 deaths due to hemorrhaging and related complications.

Why Xarelto was prescribed and side effects

Originally Xarelto was prescribed as an anti-coagulant for patients following joint replacement surgery. It was later approved as a medicine to reduce risks to persons susceptible to pulmonary embolism, (blood clotting in lungs)* and non-valvular atrial fibrillation (heart rhythm problems).*

Because anti-coagulant requirements vary from patient to patient, Xarelto may have worked well for some patients while bringing disastrous results to others. The most harmful and dangerous side effect is uncontrolled bleeding. Unlike other available anti-coagulants, there is no antidote to stop or control bleeding brought about by Xarelto in one’s system.

Specifically, medical records document the following harmful side effects of Xarelto:
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhaging
  • Brain or spinal column hemorrhaging
  • Abnormal liver function
  • Reduced platelet levels
  • Anemia
  • Swelling
  • Stroke
  • Death from bleeding

*This information is provided only to familiarize you with Xarelto side effects that have been reported. If you suspect that any of these conditions exist, the first thing to do is to immediately contact a doctor and seek professional medical advice and treatment.

What to do

Your first priority is to ensure that you or your loved one has the best possible medical evaluation and care. If, during that process, it is determined that Xarelto may be the underlying cause of any of these defects, you may qualify for compensation for the substantial costs, emotional issues and other legitimate expenses you will encounter as you seek treatment and follow-up therapy.

You may be eligible for compensation

Call Kirby Mouser at the Baim Law Firm, an Arkansas Xarelto lawyer. Kirby and our staff will evaluate your case free of charge. If we find that your case may qualify for a claim, we will handle all the details and you owe us nothing unless we win your case. Call 1-800-848-2941 or use the contact form.
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