Xarelto was released in 2011 as part of a new generation of anticoagulants, or blood-thinners. It is prescribed to prevent blood clots and related complications, like stroke, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. It may also be prescribed to people receiving an artificial hip or thigh. Its prescribing information says the drug “may cause serious and fatal bleeding.
DANGEROUS SIDE EFFECTS
Potentially fatal risks if a person taking Xarelto develops serious internal bleeding, such as:
- Brain hemorrhaging
- Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding
- Kidney bleeding
- Internal bleeding
Unlike Warfarin — a well-known blood-thinner in use for 60 years — Xarelto has no antidote to reverse its anti-clotting effects in the event of an emergency. Xarelto has only been on the market for three years, but already its linked to serious or fatal bleeding incidents appears clear.
This is not acceptable, and the makers of this drug must be held accountable for the harm it has caused.
If you or a family member was prescribed Xarelto and was hospitalized from complications, contact Daniel P. Kondos today. Attorneys are available by phone, e-mail, or by clicking here.