What Is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a prescription blood thinner used to treat and prevent blood clots. It has been found to lower the chances of stroke and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
What Are the Dangers of Taking Xarelto?
Though the FDA approved Xarelto for the specific uses listed above, the drug does carry a serious black box warning for increased risk of blood clots if the user stops taking the drug prematurely. There is also a risk of epidural or spinal hematomas that can result in paralysis of patients using Xarelto while receiving neuraxial anesthesia or undergoing spinal puncture. Another serious risk that may be caused by the use of Xarelto is stomach bleeding especially if alcohol is used while prescribed to this medication.
Xarelto Side Effects
Side effects of taking Xarelto include:
- Minor bleeding
- Back pain
- Bleeding gums
- Bloody stool
- Bowel or bladder dysfunction
- Tingling feelings
- Coughing up blood
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Leg weakness
- Pain in arms and legs
Contact Keller & Keller Today
Keller & Keller is currently reviewing cases involving serious injury or death related to the use of Xarelto. If you or a loved one has used this prescription drug and experienced serious injury or death, please contact us today; we would like to speak with you about a potential claim.