Xarelto is a medication that is prescribed to reduce the risk of stroke and prevent blood clots. This drug also increases the risk of uncontrollable bleeding, which can result in hospitalization and even death. Xarelto is from a class of medications called anticoagulants. Anticoagulants are also known as blood thinners. Like all other blood thinners, Xarelto works by preventing blood clots. If a blood clot develops, then it can impede blood flow to major organs.
Xarelto was approved by the Food And Drug Administration in July 2011. It was initially approved for people who had hip or knee replacement surgery in order to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. The Food And Drug Administration approved Xarelto for patients who suffered from atrial fibrillation, or AF, in November 2011. Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke. Additionally, in 2012, the drug was approved to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis in patients who have had a history of those conditions.
Clinical Studies And Uses
A clinical study that involved 9,500 participants showed that Xarelto was more effective for reducing blood clots than Levenox in patients who had knee or hip replacement surgery. In 2011, there was a study published in the New England Journal Of Medicine that compared Xarelto and Warfarin. The results of the study showed that patients who took Xarelto were less likely to suffer bleeding in the brain, but they had the same overall risk of bleeding as people who took Warfarin.
Johnson and Johnson and Bayer asked the Food And Drug Administration to prove a claim that stated Xarelto was more effective than Warfarin. However, the FDA denied the claim and stated that the results of the study showed that Xaretlo was just as effective as Warfarin.
Uncontrolled bleeding is one of the most serious side effects that come along with taking Xarelto. If bleeding occurs near the kidneys, brain or lungs, then those organs could lose all or part of their function. Xarelto also does not have an antidote for uncontrolled bleeding. Reduced platelet levels and abnormal liver function are some of the other side effects that come along with taking this medication.
It is also important to note that Xarelto may interact with certain medications, such as Norvir or Kaletra. Furthermore, women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should not use Xarelto.
Pradaxa, which is another blood thinner, has had several lawsuits filed against the manufacturer because of the serious side effects it caused. Xarelto and Pradaxa are similar, so many people may have complications and end up filing lawsuits.
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This blood thinning medication has been shown to increase the risk of serious complications. If you experienced a complication after taking Xarelto, then you may be able to get compensated for your injuries.