Xarelto is Unsafe Because of Bleeding Risks And No Antidote

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The fact that Xarelto is unsafe because of bleeding risks and no antidote is well understood by its manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, according to https://www.xarelto-us.com/dvt-pe.  The website states, Xarelto “can cause bleeding, which can be serious, and rarely may lead to death.”  That’s because Xarelto is a blood thinner, and thinners slow clotting. This website also asserts that Xarelto “is used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart valve problem….also used to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms…(and) used to reduce the risk of forming a blood clot in the legs and lungs of people who have just had knee or hip replacement surgery.  But unlike its precursor Warfarin, Xarelto may bring on unchecked bleeding which does not respond to Vitamin K as an antidote.

The manufacturer’s site also lists over-the-counter and often-used medicines that are unsafe to take along with Xarelto including:

  • Aspirin
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID’s)
  • Warfarin (brand name Coumadin)
  • Any drug with heparin (because heparin is an injected compound that prevents blood clotting)
  • Clopidogrel (brand name Plavix)

In addition, the manufacturer’s website also describes “signs and symptoms of (excessive) bleeding.” But would one link these bodily reactions to the fact that Xarelto can be unsafe?:

  • Frequent nose and gum bleeding,
  • Excessive bleeding on your “period,”
  • “Red, pink or brown urine,”
  • Black, tar-like stools,
  • Headaches and sensations of dizziness,
  • “Swelling and drainage” from a wound site

These symptoms could fit with dozens of diagnoses–perhaps for conditions one has already had and overcome, making it less likely to pinpoint the unsafe aspects of Xarelto.

Have you or a loved one suffered from severe bleeding after taking Xarelto?  If so, contact us on our home page, or at www.xareltoinjurylawyer.com to learn how to file a claim for compensation for your injuries.

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