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Dangerous Side Effects of Xarelto You Might Not Know About
The blood thinner Xarelto is a popular alternative to Warfarin, a medication that has been around for decades. The main reason for this popularity is that patients on Xarelto don’t need to undergo nearly the amount of monitoring as patients on Warfarin. However, as you may know, there is no known antidote if someone taking Xarelto suffers a serious bleeding event. What you might not know is there are other, less common side effects of the drug.
These are just a few of the severe side effects that have also been associated with use of Xarelto.
- Abdominal bleeding
- Bleeding in the brain
- Decreased production of blood platelets
- Liver problems
Warning Signs of Bleeding Problems
There are several ways that you can tell if you or someone else is experiencing some sort of internal bleeding. If you notice any of the following, you will need to seek medical attention as quickly as you can.
- Coughing up either blood or blood clots
- Pink, red or brown urine
- Substantial bleeding of the gums
- Vomiting blood, or vomit that looks somewhat like coffee grounds
- Weakness or dizziness accompanied by a headache
Get Medical Help, Then Talk to Baron & Budd
Once you or your loved one gets the necessary medical attention, you should consider taking legal action. Many people are filing lawsuits against Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), claiming they failed to properly warn the public of the potential dangers of taking Xarelto. If you would like to learn more about how we may be able to help, please call 866-795-8339 or complete our contact form to contact Baron & Budd online.