What is Xarelto?

Complications, Risks And Lawsuit Settlement

Xarelto is a blood thinner or an anticoagulant which is widely prescribed by physicians to patients who suffer from arrhythmia of the heart or atrial fibrillation, blood clots in the lungs or pulmary embolism, internal blood clots in the body or deep vein thrombosis, stroke and patients who have necessitated knee or hip replacement.

This is an alternative to Warfarin, which is a blood thinner that began to be used way back in 1954. This drug is known for one of the most serious side effects a drug can have i.e severe internal bleeding which may at times be fatal.

What is even more disturbing is that till date there is no antidote which can undo or control the bleeding caused by this particular drug. Use of this drug could also cause thrombosis, depleted levels of hemoglobin, cerebrovascular accidents, peripheral edema, hematoma and dyspnea.

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Side Effects Of Xeralto

Xarelto Side EffectsIf you are on Xeralto, take due care not to injure yourself by avoiding activities that can result in cuts and bruises. Such injuries can cause internal bleeding. In case you come across such severe injuries, it is best to report it to your medic and seek medical aid immediately.

Internal bleeding may manifest itself in the form of vision changing, confusion, headache, dizziness and weakness. Make sure you inform your dentist and other doctors that you take this drug so that they are adequately cautious before making any cut or incision on your body during surgical procedures. It is also necessary to inform the doctor of any history of high blood pressure, alcohol abuse or other medical conditions.

What Is The Lawsuit About?

Side effects and complications are not common. A number of users have filed lawsuits against the defendant company for concealing important information from the users before the drug was introduced in the markets.

Some of the common injuries that patients have suffered from the use of this drug and have sued Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals for include rectal bleeding, intestinal bleeding and brain hemorrhage.

If you or your loved ones have suffered any such devastating effects of Xeralto, you must file a lawsuit against the erring company. There are a number of legal firms that have experienced attorneys to advocate you during the course of the trial.

As of now, there has been no recall of this drug. Investigations from a legal point of view are still in nascent stages. There is still a lot of attorney time and effort needed to bring out all the facts in open that necessitate a recall.

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