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How Does Xarelto Cause Bleeding?
Because Xarelto inhibits clot formation, it makes its user more prone to a variety of bleeding disorders. It can be particularly dangerous for those with a history of genetic bleeding disorders, uncontrolled (unmedicated) high blood pressure, gastrointestinal ulcers, or a family history of hemorrhagic stroke. Xarelto’s dangers are compounded if it is taken concurrently with other blood thinning medications (aspirin, ibuprofen, heparin, warfarin, etc).
Major Side Effects of Xarelto
Possible kidney/liver failure
Pregnancy related bleeding
Paralysis on one side of the body
Subdural and epidural hematoma
Severe allergic reactions
Minor Side Effects
|Urinary tract infection||Arm/leg pain||Low white blood cell count|
|Sinus infection||Muscle spasm||Low platelet count|
|Jaundice||Impaired bile flow|
Xarelto Increases Excessive Bleeding Risk
Xarelto’s intended use is to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clot formation, but with decreased clot formation the individual using it is at an increased risk of excessive bleeding. As there is no effective way to counteract the effects of Xarelto, once excessive bleeding begins it is very difficult to stop.
There is No Xarelto Reversal or Antidote
There is currently no proven substance that can reverse the effects of Xarelto. It also cannot be removed through dialysis, as some other drugs can. Because of the lack of an effective means of reversal, individuals using this drug are at risk of excessive bleeding that can damage vital organs and become life threatening.
After taking Xarelto, many people have suffered from dangerous side effects. Since Bayer did not discover an effective reversal agent before releasing Xarelto to the market, there have been many people who have been injured or died from uncontrollable bleeding. Many people have filed lawsuits against Bayer, stating that the company:
- Marketed Xarelto as a safe alternative to other blood thinners
- Failed to warn consumers of potential dangers
- Did not thoroughly investigate an effective way to stop bleeding for Xarelto before releasing it to the market
- Put company profits ahead of public safety