Xarelto Side Effects Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a bleeding side effect from the use of Xarelto, including internal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, blood clots or stroke, our attorneys may be able to help you to seek compensation for these injuries. To find out more about filing a Xarelto lawsuit, contact us today for a free case consultation.

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What is Xarelto?

Xarelto is a kind of blood thinner that belongs to a class of anticoagulants called direct factor Xa inhibitors. Anticoagulants, like Xarelto, interfere with the normal clotting of the blood. Clotting is necessary if a person is to stop bleeding from an open wound, but some people experience clotting when they are not injured.

In July 201, the FDA approved Xarelto (rivaroxaban), manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company.

The purpose of prescription drug Xarelto is threefold: (1) to reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation; (2) to treat pulmonary embolisms and deep vein thrombosis; and (3) and to lessen the risk of blood clots in patients during knee or hip replacement surgery.

Xarelto has been marketed as easier to use than warfarin (coumadin), contending that it is “the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with AFib not caused by heart valve problems, that is proven to reduce the risk of stroke – without routine blood monitoring.” Nevertheless, important safety information and warnings were withheld about the dangers of Xarelto.

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Xarelto Bleeding Risks

The dangers associated with Xarelto are not fully known because Xarelto’s drug manufacturer has not release this information.  Xarelto does not have any antidote. The number of people experiencing side effects from this drug is increasing.

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) did an analysis showing that, in 2013, there were more than 700 adverse event reports submitted to the FDA involved risks associated with Xarelto.  In 2013, in Germany, doctors reported 72 deaths from Xarelto use.

Side effects of Xarelto include:

  • Brain hemorrhaging
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Internal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal hemorrhages
  • Retinal hemorrhages
  • Adrenal bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Death

Doctors are still prescribing the drug, despite the fact that there may be safer blood-thinners available on the market.

Dangerous Drug Lawsuits

Medication is supposed to be safe. Unfortunately, many drug manufacturers market and distribute their products either without proper testing or warning labels, or both.  Many dangerous drug side effects are known to the manufacturers, but they decide to market and sell their drug as safe. The attorneys at Drug Injury Legal Group investigate claims across the country to make sure that drug manufacturers are held accountable for their actions.

Xarelto Warnings

coupleIn November 2011, the Xarelto warnings were updated to include a boxed warning that “discontinuing Xarelto in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke, and spinal/epidural hematoma.” A warning was also included that an antidote for Xarelto is not available, placing patients at risk of severe bleeding.

In August 2013, warnings were added to the Xarelo safety label: (1) advising that stopping the use of Xarelto prematurely can increase the risk of thrombotic events, or blood clots; and (2) informing that Xarelto is not recommended for patients with prosthetic heart valves as the safety and efficacy of Xarelto has not been studied in that patient population.

Finally, in January 2014, warnings were added to the Xarelto label, indicating that the drug could increase the risk of an acute pulmonary embolism “in hemodynamically unstable patients or patients who require thrombolysis or pulmonary embolectomy.”

Contact Our Xarelto Lawyers

If you or someone you know has experienced a bleeding side effect from the use of Xarelto, including internal bleeding, brain hemorrhaging, blood clots or stroke, please fill out our evaluation form for a free and confidential evaluation of the case, and one of our attorneys will contact you.  Or call us toll-free today for a confidential and free case evaluation at 855-571-DRUG.

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