Xarelto and Excessive Bleeding
Anticoagulants, sometimes referred to as blood thinners, are drugs that help prevent blood clots. They are given to people who are at a high risk of developing blood clots in order to reduce the risk of a heart attack or stroke caused by a blood clot. Unfortunately, one of the risks associated with blood thinners like Xarelto is the risk of uncontrollable bleeding. Making that risk even greater is the fact that right now there is no antidote for Xarelto.
If you or a loved one took the blood thinner Xarelto and suffered any of the following, please call our firm:
- Death from a bleeding event
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Excessive menstrual bleeding
- Excessive nose bleeds
- Unexplained bruising, GI discomfort, blood in stool and/or urine, or
- An accident that led to hospitalization for uncontrollable bleeding
Xarelto FDA Warning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the blood thinner Xarelto for use in patients with atrial fibrillation to help prevent strokes. Xarelto was released with the FDA’s strongest warning, known as a black box warning. This black box warning alerted patients to an increased risk of stroke should they stop using the blood thinner without the advice of their doctor.
In early 2014, the FDA released further safety information regarding Xarelto. The information stated that there was no antidote for Xarelto and any symptoms of blood loss should be evaluated immediately along with the consideration of the need for blood replacement.
AFFECTED BY XARELTO?
Xarelto News and Updates
- Xarelto Reversal Agent in Late Stage Trial
A drug developed to rapidly reverse the effect of new blood thinners during episodes of major bleeding has been effective in late stage trials according to an article on Reuters.com. The drug reportedly reversed the anticoagulant effect of the new blood thinners, including Xarelto, with ...
Are You Eligible for a Xarelto Lawsuit?
The Feeney Law Firm is committed to seeking justice for those affected by Xarelto. Fighting to keep people safe from corporate greed and self-interest is our passion. We are here to help make that process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-811-1077 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a Xarelto lawsuit may be limited.
Do not stop taking these drugs without first speaking to your doctor.