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Side Effects of Xarelto

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Drug Alert: Xarelto Side Effects

The medication Xarelto (also called Rivaroxaban in its generic form) is a blood thinner that is used to treat blood clotting in conditions such as pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis. Unfortunately, taking Xarelto been associated with various serious side effects such as hemorrhaging, stroke, and fatal internal bleeding. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Xarelto has been associated with “serious disabling or fatal injury.” If you have been injured by this drug, it is important to take prompt action. You could be entitled to reimbursement for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income.

What is Xarelto?

Xarelto is an anticoagulant manufactured by Janssen Pharmaceutical, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson. This drug is often prescribed to prevent deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, and atrial fibulation. It is often prescribed after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is known as a “direct thrombin inhibitor” and was designed to compete with a drug called Pradaxa. It is important to be aware, that manufacturing and marketing these drugs is a very profitable venture. The total anticoagulant market is estimated at making over 10 billion annually. Xarelto sales were estimated at 1.3 billion in 2013 and over 5 billion in 2014. To learn more about what is Xarelto – check out our “What is Xarelto?” page.

Dangerous Side Effects

It has been discovered that Xarelto can cause severe internal bleeding that can be fatal. Unlike other blood thinners, there are no knows antitodes for this side effect. What is unique about this drug is that unlike other anticoagulants, there are no blood monitoring or dietary restrictions necessary when taking it. Blood thinners are known to cause excessive bleeding. If this occurs with other drugs, such as Coumadin, and antidote (vitamin K) can be given to offset the bleeding. Xarelto has no known antidote, so it is more dangerous than other blood thinners.

There are common side effects caused by this drug which often include:

  • Swelling
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain

Unfortunately, Xarelto is also known to cause very serious and even fatal side effects, the most serious of which is excessive, uncontrolled bleeding. In addition to excessive bleeding, there are other numerous side effects associated with this drug. These include:

  • Stroke
  • Death
  • Retinal hemorrhages
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Decreased hemoglobin
  • Adrenal bleeding
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Intracranial hemorrhages

Xarelto Lawsuits

This drug was approved in November 2011. As of early 2012, the Federal Food and Drug Administration reported that there were already 350 reports of adverse events related to Xarelto. Currently, there is no class action filed against the manufacturers of Xarelto, however, individual lawsuits are being filed. The cases allege that severe bleeding events occurred, often caused by no more than a small cut. Further, plaintiffs claim that they did not receive adequate warnings of the dangers and that there was no antidote to this uncontrolled bleeding.

Xarelto Cases Filed Against Janssen Pharmaceuticals

As a result of complaints being reported, the FDA issued a warning letter, stating that a printed ad did not adequately warn consumers of the Xarelto risks involved. Presently, there are approximately 300 lawsuits filed against the makers of Xarelto. These cases have been consolidated in the state of Louisiana. There are another 180 cases that have been filed in Pennsylvania. While the number of cases is still relatively low, it is speculated that the number of cases filed against Janssen Pharmaceuticals will increase exponentially.

If you or a loved one has taken Xarelto and experienced an uncontrolled bleeding event, it is important to know that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our St. Louis Xeralto lawyers have decades of experience handling drug defect cases. Contact us today at 314-400-0000 and learn about your legal options.

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