I’m sorry to hear about your issues with Xarelto. You are not alone. Since the drug came on the market, patients have been suffering from serious side effects. You may wish to speak with an attorney about your issues with the drug.
Xarelto is produced by Bayer Pharmaceuticals and is marketed by Johnson & Johnson. It was designed to work on blood clot prevention and blood thinning. Patients who took Xarelto were supposed to benefit from it within hours. In 2011 it was granted approval to be used in hip and knee replacement surgeries in order to prevent embolisms and thrombosis. It was later marketed by Johnson & Johnson for other purposes.
Xarelto was introduced as an alternative to warfarin, which was the conventional drug used as a blood thinner. Warfarin has an antidote which can reverse the drug’s effects in the event that the patient begins bleeding too profusely.
Many patients who take Xarelto experience very serious side effects. One common side effect is the risk of severe bleeds. Unlike warfarin, Xarelto does not have an antidote. Another serious side effect of Xarelto is an increased risk of strokes. Patients also have an increased risk of a blood clot after they stop taking Xarelto.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by Xarelto in Los Angeles you should speak with an attorney. You may be eligible for compensation from the drug’s manufacturer. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-651-8272. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.