Although blood thinners have long been prescribed to the patients for blood cloting problems, but, some new types of blood thinners have been demonstrated to cause uncontrolled bleeding. They usually don’t contain an antidote. Xarelto is one of these drugs that are found to cause more harm than good.
Xarelto is generally used to treat blood clots and the other problems relevant to it. Let’s take a deep insight into the highlights.
- Blood clots can damage the tissues and strokes.
- Blood thinners increase the risk of uncontrolled bleeding although decreasing the risk of clots.
- Xarelto is a direct factor xa inhibitor, a type of medication used for thinning of blood
- Xarelto doesn’t contain an antidote while it’s counterparts do contain it.
- Nearly thousands of cases have been filed under bad drug lawsuits, that reveal Xarelto is injurious to health.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a prescription anticoagulant, or blood thinner, typically used to lessen the threat of stroke and systemic embolism in patients, and is usually consumed by 1.4 million people. Manufactured by Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical company, Xarelto is an approved blood thinner drug used to treat blood clotting issues related to pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
There has been a lot of discussion on Xarelto use and many people experienced serious problems by ingesting the drug. Severe uncontrolled bleeding, strokes, pulmonary embolism and in worst cases, a death, are some of the cases that came into the limelight, as per the Xarelto class action lawsuits that have been filed recently.