Doctors have been prescribing Bayer’s blood thinner Xarelto to prevent blood clots and protect patients from strokes. One of the major drawbacks is that the drug may also cause uncontrollable internal bleeding that can lead to hospitalization and death. Lawsuits recently filed against Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical claim the company did not warn the public of the potential dangers and want the drug removed from the market.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant or more commonly known as a blood thinner. This drug is used to stop blood from clotting and is a specific type of Factor Xa inhibitor.
Doctors regularly prescribe Xarelto to help prevent patients from suffering an injury caused by blood clots, such as a stroke, deep-vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism.
Xarelto is occasionally prescribed to patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery. Xarelto is also used as in patients who have certain types of atrial fibrillation, an irregular and rapid heart rate, not caused by problems with their heart valves.
Most frequest Xarelto reactions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates over-the-counter and prescription drugs in the United States, including biological therapeutics and generic drugs. This work covers more than just medicines. For example, fluoride toothpaste, antiperspirants, dandruff shampoos and sunscreens are all considered drugs.
An adverse event is submitted to the FDA to report any undesirable experience associated with the use of a medical product in a patient. For drugs, this includes serious drug side effects, product use errors, product quality problems, and therapeutic failures for prescription or over-the-counter medicines and medicines administered to hospital patients or at outpatient infusion centers.
Regarding more information related to this product please check out this link to the FDA website.
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Current Xarelto Lawsuits
As of April 2015, there were 400 Xarelto lawsuits before Judge Eldon E. Fallon. Xarelto has been found to cause immense bleeding, and this side effect may lead users and family members to seek compensation through the justice system.