The Side Effects of Xarelto that Drug Companies Aren’t Telling You About

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Xarelto may be harming more than it is healing. Growing evidence shows that side effects associated with the anticoagulant can be life-threatening.

When drug companies put their patients’ lives at risk, Hotze Runkle is here to represent you. Our Xarelto litigation team is here to fight in your defense.

If you or a family member are one of the 7 million people worldwide that have been prescribed Xarelto, this post may serve as your wake up call.

The Institute Of Safe Medication Practices says #Xarelto accounted for 68% of all adverse events in 2016. Click To Tweet

What is Xarelto?

Xarelto, also known as rivaroxaban, is a prescription medication created to be a superior alternative to the older anticoagulant warfarin.

Xarelto stops the formation of blood clots in patients that suffer from atrial fibrillation or deep vein thrombosis. It is used to help reduce the risk of strokes and as a treatment to help prevent pulmonary embolism as well.

But the drug companies that make the drug were not able to create an antidote for it. Xarelto takes around 9 hours to be removed from your body, so if injuries like an external cut or an internal hemorrhage occur, patients and doctors must wait until the drug runs its course.

If the injury is dire, very little can be done medically to ease the symptoms. This has lead to fatalities and serious personal injuries.

In 2014 alone, 3,331 serious adverse event reports for Xarelto were filed to the Food and Drug Administration, including 379 deaths, over 1,600 hemorrhages, and more than 1,100 stroke-related events.

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What are some of the side effects?

Some of the most serious side effects caused by taking Xarelto include:

  • Excessive bruising or bleeding
  • Bleeding gums or nosebleeds
  • Bloody stools
  • Red or dark brown urine
  • Vomiting or coughing blood
  • Intracranial, abdominal, and/or retinal hemorrhages
  • Spinal or epidural hematoma
  • Stroke
  • Death

Users of Xarelto have also experienced back pain, dizziness, headaches, numbness, paralysis, and bladder or bowel dysfunction.

#CDC stated anticoagulants like #Xarelto accounted for 17% of all ER visits between 2013-‘14 #hotzerunkle Click To Tweet

How are we holding the drug companies that made Xarelto accountable?

Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, and Janssen Pharmaceutical have not announced any settlements, but cases against the company continue to increase.

Over 18,000 lawsuits have been filed against Xarelto, and Multi-District Litigation has commenced.

Xarelto has yet to be officially recalled.

If you or a loved one had taken Xarelto and experienced any of the side effects mentioned above, you may qualify for compensation.

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Have you or anyone you love experienced been hospitalized while taking Xarelto? If so, please contact our national litigation firm Hotze Runkle today at (877) 919-0830.

We strongly advise that if you or one of your loved ones are currently using Xarelto, set up a consultation with your doctor. Early detection can determine if any damage has been done to vital organs because of this drug.

If Xarelto is responsible for the death or debilitation of you or your loved one, contact Hotze Runkle today at (877) 919-0830.

Act now! Failure to act quickly may mean the expiration of the statute of limitations, thus forfeiting any legal recourse.