Xarelto® Anti-Coagulant Drug Lawsuits

Yet Another Blood Thinner With Serious Side Effects?

Learn About Xarelto® Lawsuits Xarelto® Anti-Coagulant Drug Lawsuits

Xarelto® is the brand name for rivaroxaban. The popular “blood thinner” drug has been widely prescribed to aid in the prevention of stroke and blood clots in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation (the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm), or who recently underwent a hip or knee replacement surgery. The anticoagulant capsules work by inhibiting Thrombin, an enzyme in the blood that is involved in blood clotting.

Warfarin has been a mainstay of anticoagulation therapy since the 1950s. Thousands of prescriptions were written for Xarelto® since it was released, and many patients and doctors are concerned that this medication may cause the same serious bleeding risks as Pradaxa. Like Pradaxa, Xarelto® has no known antidote, and there is no effective way of stopping the hemorrhaging that can be caused by Xarelto®.

The FDA and Xarelto®

In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved Xarelto® (rivaroxoaban), indicated to reduce the risk of strokes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and blood clots in patients who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery. Despite at least three attempts, it has not been approved to reduce blood clots in patients with coronary artery disease.

The FDA has received thousands of adverse event reports involving Xarelto®, with a significant percentage of these events being fatal. In fact, Xarelto® was one of the most frequently mentioned drugs in the Federal Drug Administration’s database of adverse event reports in 2011 and 2012.

Common Side Effects and Complications Xarelto®, Side Efects

Similar to other anticoagulants, Xarelto® may cause bruising or bleeding from minor cuts. Taking blood thinners requires users to alert doctors and dentists well before surgeries or medical procedures in order to prevent bleeding complications. The medication guide that comes with the prescription informs users that the drug can cause bleeding that can be serious and lead to death, therefore users must be aware of side effects and bleeding risks. Side effects for many people taking Xarelto® will be minimal, which can deceive people into thinking this is a safe drug.

Common Side Effects May Include:

  • Bruising
  • Hemorrhage
  • Heartburn or Indigestion
  • Low Energy

The risk of bleeding is highest in people over 75 years old, with kidney problems, and/or with recent or recurring stomach / intestinal bleeding due to stomach ulcers. Some studies have also linked Xarelto® to a higher risk of bleeding for acutely ill patients.

Xarelto® Related Deaths

If you know that a loved one who has passed away was on Xarelto® at the time of their death, or shortly before their death – it is crucial that you speak with a Reyes Browne Reilley Law Firm defective drug lawyer as soon as possible to avoid running out of time to file your lawsuit.

Our attorneys handle pharmaceutical injury cases nationally. We are not new to this area of practice. You need a firm with experience to handle a serious injury or death case like a Xarelto® lawsuit.

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Xarelto® lawsuits may raise questions about Xarelto® being marketed as a superior alternative to Coumadin (warfarin). Considering the lack of an antidote similar to that offered by vitamin K in patients taking Coumadin, patients taking Xarelto® may be at a higher risk for serious and/or deadly side effects.

Your next move should be to contact us for a free consultation to determine if you have a claim for compensation. Your consultation will be handled with the utmost compassion and confidentiality. And if it’s determined that you should move forward with a claim, we will work with you every step of the way to see you through this process.

Call us now at 214-526-7900 or email us at help@reyeslaw.com for a free and confidential case review with one of our dangerous drug attorneys.