Xarelto, manufactured by the German pharmaceutical company Bayer and marketed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals in the United States, is an oral anticoagulant. Anticoagulant medicines reduce the ability of the blood to clot. They are often called “blood thinners” but they really don’t think the blood. Rather, they prevent or break up clots forming in the blood vessels or heart. They are important because, if blood clots too much, it can cause a stroke, heart attack or other serious complications. Many people with heart disease or blood circulation problems are prescribed anticoagulants, as well as people with atrial fibrillation and people who have had heart valve surgery or have congenital heart defects.
Have you or a loved one suffered a serious internal bleeding event as a result of being treated with Xarelto? If so, you may have a case against Janssen Pharmaceuticals. It’s important you speak to a lawyer to find out your legal rights and options.
Some of the side effects of Xarelto include:
- Bloody or black, tarry stools
- Rectal bleeding
- Internal bleeding
- Coughing up blood
- Darkened, pink or red urine
- Symptoms of anemia
- Severe headaches
- Blurred vision
- Speech problems
- Mental confusion
- Excessive bleeding
If you are dealing with any serious side effects like this, it’s important you speak to a lawyer to protect your rights. Contact Estey Bomberger today for a free consultation.