July 23rd, 2015|
There have been reports of uncontrolled bleeding leading to serious injuries and death in patients taking the prescription drug Xarelto®.
WHAT IS XARELTO®?
Xarelto® is an anticoagulant, or blood thinner that is prescribed to patients to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots. Xarelto® has become increasingly popular because patients taking Xarelto® require less monitoring and report fewer side effects than the previous leading blood thinner, Warfarin (Coumadin).
XARELTO® AND UNCONTROLLED BLEEDING
Uncontrolled bleeding is a risk of any prescription blood thinning medication. Fortunately for patients taking Coumadin, bleeding can be stopped by the administration of Vitamin K. Patients taking Xarelto do not have this option. There is no known way to stop bleeding in patients taking Xarelto® other than waiting for the body to flush out the drug and the blood is able to form clots again.
UNCONTROLLED BLEEDING COMPLICATIONS
Uncontrolled bleeding can:
- Shut down organs
- Cause paralysis
- Require blood transfusions
- Lead to death from blood loss
If you’ve experienced uncontrolled bleeding as a result of taking a blood thinner, Xarelto® may be to blame. Click the button below for a free case evaluation.