July 8th, 2014|
Blood thinners—like the drug Xarelto—can be effective at preventing blood clots from developing in patients who have suffered a cardiac event; however, taking such medications can pose certain risks.
Xarelto Side Effects
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that as many as 2,100 reports have been made of individuals suffering serious side effects after taking Xarelto since the medication was approved for use. The most commonly reported Xarelto drug injury is uncontrollable bleeding, but other health problems that have been linked to the drug include:
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
- Hemoglobin Decrease
- Edema Peripheral
The FDA doesn’t require patients taking Xarelto to undergo regular monitoring of blood levels, which is required with many other blood thinners. This lack of vigilance can lead to patients having an increased risk of experiencing an adverse health event such as a stroke, blood clot, or heart attack.
It was because of these risks the FDA chose to not approve the drug for use in patients who had been diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome more than 90 days prior to beginning a regimen of the drug.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one have suffered an episode of uncontrolled bleeding or developed another health condition as the result of taking Xarelto, the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough can help. Our experienced drug injury lawyers are available to give you a free consultation of your case in order to help ensure you get the best possible compensation for your injuries. We can be reached by calling (800) 210-8503 anytime.