Common Side Effects of Xarelto
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Side effects are to be expected with almost all pharmaceutical drugs. Every drug has different side effects and individuals react differently to drugs. Some common, but usually minor, side effects of Xarelto include:
- Low Energy
- Muscle Spasm
- Small Skin Blisters
- Pain in various areas of the body
- Urinary Tract Infection
Some patients may find these effects to be bothersome enough that they will discontinue use or seek treatment of the effects from their doctor, but for the most part, they are manageable.
Severe Side Effects of Xarelto
Xarelto has a number of serious and potentially life threatening side effects, many of which can lead to hospitalization and even death. These serious side effects include:
Bleeding From Xarelto
This is the most common of the serious side effects of Xarelto. Some patients have experienced nosebleeds, gastrointestinal bleeding, bleeding gums, vomiting blood, bloody stools, intracranial bleeding, increased menstrual flow, coughing up blood, and internal bleeding.
The internal bleeding has sometimes led to exsanguination (bleeding to death) because the user did not catch the signs early enough to prevent death.
Bleeding from Xarelto is especially dangerous because there is no antidote to stop the bleeding, providing doctors with little options to help patients who are suffering from bleeding while on Xarelto.
Stroke From Xarelto
Though Xarelto is advertised as a way to help prevent stroke in patients who have atrial fibrillation, there have been cases of patients suffering a stroke while taking Xarelto due to blood clots forming.
These cases can most likely be attributed to Xarelto’s general dosage. It is not prescribed to fit the specific patient’s needs, and the dosage is a set to a standard amount for patients.
Other blood thinners require regular blood monitoring to ensure that each patient is receiving the appropriate amount of the drug. Howver, Xarelto’s manufacters pushed to have it approved without regular blood monitoring, which can result in improper dosing for some patients.
Since every person’s body is different, it is unlikely that the same dose can be effective for everyone taking Xarelto.
Pulmonary Embolism From Xarelto
Like a stroke, Pulmonary Embolisms are caused by blood clots. In these cases, a blood clot blocks one the main pulmonary arteries in the lungs and many times the result is fatal.
Xarelto was approved to help prevent blood clots, so it is alarming that many people taking Xarelto experience this serious and potentially life threatening side effect.
Hospitalization From Xarelto Side Effects
Many of Xarelto’s serious side effects often result in hospitalization, sometimes for an extended period of tim. When uncontrollable bleeding, strokes, or pulmonary embolisms occur, the patient’s only chance of survival is often hospitalization.
Doctors may be able to save or fix the problems you are having, but along with their services come serious hospital bills. Medical care of this degree can become expensive quickly.
Xarelto lawsuits may be able to help recover the costs of these hospitalization and help pay for costly medical bills. There is no guarantee that if you file a Xarelto lawsuit you will receive compensation, but for many individuals who have suffered serious side effects from Xarelto it is the only option to regain financial stability.
We believe the manufacturers of these drugs should be help accountable for the serious injuries caused by their products.
Death From Xarelto
The three major side effects of Xarelto (Bleeding, Stroke, and Pulmonary Embolism) can often be fatal, especially in elderly patients. If the patient is not hospitalized early enough for treatment, they may succumb to the fatal consequences of these side effects. Many have already lost their lives due to Xarelto’s side effects, which has led to hundreds of wrongful death lawsuits.
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Xarelto and Blood Monitoring
In the beginning, Xarelto’s lack of requirement for regular blood monitoring was part of its appeal of the drug. Other blood thinners such as Warfarin require regular blood monitoring, which can be an inconvenience for many patients. However, blood monitoring helps make sure the appropriate dose is being given to each patient.
The lack of regular blood monitoring may be one of the reasons that many Xarelto users are suffering serious side effects.
Lawsuits from Xarelto’s Side Effects
Xarelto lawsuits are growing in number because the manufacturers of the drug continue to aggressively market to patients and doctors without providing adequate warnings about the serious side effects.
Lawsuits are still being filed in response to severe side effects, but they are subject to a Statute of Limitations. These limitations are different depending on which state you are filing from so it is imperative that you speak to a Xarelto lawyer as soon as possible to determine if you have a potential lawsuit.