Xarelto is a blood thinner that is prescribed to patients in order to prevent blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and to reduce the risk of stroke if someone has atrial fibrillation. Xarelto was approved for use in 2011 and was meant to be the replacement of Warfarin, a common blood thinning drug. Xarelto was believed to be a better option for patients because they wouldn't have to undergo constant blood monitoring as they would with Warfarin. Warfarin users have to have their blood checked to determine how thin it is regularly, sometimes even daily, until a steady level of blood thinner is maintained in their blood stream.
The problem with Xarelto is that it can cause excessive bleeding that may not be able to be stopped. This can result in an immediate need to be hospitalized and can lead to death. If you or a loved one has suffered from taking Xarelto, contact our Mobile dangerous drug attorneys at Long & Long by calling (251) 432-2277.
Dangers of Taking Xarelto
Xarelto may be attractive to those in need of long-term blood thinning because of the lack of monitoring required, however it can be a very dangerous drug. When taking Warfarin, if a person were to injure themselves or cut themselves and begin bleeding excessively, the bleeding can be counteracted by a physician with a high dose of Vitamin K. When taking Xarelto, however, excessive bleeding cannot be easily counteracted with anything which can lead to death.
There are several severe side effects associated with taking Xarelto, including the following:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Racing heartbeat
- Back pain
- Tingling sensations on the skin
- Large changes in blood pressure
- Hemorrhaging (excessive bleeding)
The manufacturer of Xarelto is involved in multitudes of lawsuits for allowing a drug to be produced and prescribed that can cause its users to bleed to death without there being a remedy for the bleeding.
Defective Product Attorneys You Can Trust
Manufacturers of a drug have a responsibility to produce a safe product for all its users. If Xarelto has caused you to suffer or lose a loved one, you may have recourse to file a lawsuit for damages and suffering. Our defective product attorneys at Long & Long have decades of experience getting compensation for those that suffered from a dangerous prescription. We can get you the help you deserve. We proudly serve clients in Mobile, Alabama and the surrounding areas. Contact us today or call us at (251) 432-2277.