Xarelto - A Blood Thinner with Deadly Side Effects

The real danger with Xarelto lies in the fact that there is no approved antidote for the anticoagulant drug, which means doctors are unable to reverse the blood thinning effects of Xarelto in the event of a bleeding incident, which can lead to hospitalization or death. And, because Xarelto is designed to prevent clotting, the uncontrolled bleeding will continue until the medication is flushed out of the system.

In 2011, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the ROCKET AF clinical trial, which compared Xarelto treatment to warfarin, an older-generation blood thinner that has been on the market for decades. According to the FDA, the study failed to demonstrate that Xarelto was more effective than warfarin, and showed that it was linked to a higher risk of abdominal bleeding than warfarin.

The following year, the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a study involving more than 13,000 patients who took either Xarelto or another blood thinner called heparin, following knee or hip surgery. According to the researchers’ findings, the group taking Xarelto had a nearly four-times increased risk of wound complications, compared to the group taking heparin.

Another study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2012, found that patients who took the anticoagulant Xarelto had a significant return-to-surgery rate within 30 days of beginning treatment. More recently, in 2015, the British Medical Journal published research which found that Xarelto was associated with double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, compared to warfarin treatment.

Side Effects Associated with Xarelto Use

Side effects and complications associated with use of Xarelto and Pradaxa blood thinners include:

  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Wrongful Death
  • Blood Clots
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Liver injury

Filing a Xarelto Lawsuit

"In 2015, the British Medical Journal published research which found that Xarelto was associated with double the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, compared to warfarin treatment."

Patients who suffered serious medical complications while taking Xarelto claim that they never would have taken if they had been fully aware of the risks. Lawsuits allege that Bayer and Johnson & Johnson:

  • Failed to provide adequate warnings to the public about the potential side effects.
  • Misrepresented the safety and effectiveness of Xarelto.
  • Knew Xarelto was unsafe, but continued to sell and advertise the medication.
  • Concealed the risks of Xarelto from patients and doctors.

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