The human body has a delicate chemical balance. Introducing or subtracting a chemical from that balance can cause side effects—both positive and negative. When your doctor prescribes a medication for you, they do so hoping that the side effects will be positive overall. Unfortunately, sometimes the negative side effects of a medication grossly outweigh the positive side effects.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is the brand name for rivaroxaban, an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It is generally prescribed for patients in danger of developing blood clots or who have irregular heartbeats. Xarelto was developed and marketed as an alternative to warfarin, a drug that has been in use for over 50 years. The problem with warfarin is that it requires diet restrictions and regular blood monitoring. Xarelto claimed to be a more convenient way to prevent blood clots.
Xarelto was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expedited approval program, which allows drugs to be approved without thorough testing.
Side Effects of Xarelto Use
For many patients who were prescribed Xarelto, the negative effects of the drug caused serious health risks. Deaths have even been reported after Xarelto use. Along with excessive bleeding, many patients using Xarelto experienced tingling and numbness in certain muscles. Unlike warfarin, whose side effects can be reversed with other medications, Xarelto has no antidote. Patients will suffer from the side effects of taking Xarelto until the drug is completely out of their system.
Contact a Pharmaceutical Litigation Attorney
If you have suffered numbness or tingling in a body part, excessive bleeding, abnormal liver function, or any other negative side effect from using Xarelto, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. To get the settlement you deserve, it is vital that you consult a dedicated pharmaceutical litigation attorney. The law offices of Farah & Farah has successfully represented injury victims for over 35 years. We are now investigating injuries and wrongful deaths related to Xarelto use nationwide.
For a free consultation, call Farah & Farah at (877) 304-8840.