Xarelto® has been connected with a variety of adverse side effects, most notably internal bleeding. One of the lesser-known Xarelto® side effects is reduced blood platelet levels. Platelets play a vital role in the body because they stop bleeding by clumping and forming plugs in blood vessel injuries. A person may have a low blood platelet count, which is known as thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia can be minor and result in only minor bruising. Or, the condition can be more severe and result in serious internal bleeding.
Thrombocytopenia can be caused by several different factors, including certain medications. In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration added thrombocytopenia as an adverse reaction that be may be caused from taking Xarelto®. If you have suffered reduced platelet levels from taking Xarelto® and have suffered an injury, a Xarelto® attorney can help.
Blood platelet levels play an important role in the body; as such, it is important to be aware of symptoms that may indicate low platelet levels. Common symptoms of reduced platelet levels include:
If one has low platelet levels, there are certain measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding. Most notably, one should avoid sports or activities that can result in injury. If you experience warning signs of low platelet levels, it is important to discuss these symptoms with your doctor.
Xarelto® has been connected with causing serious adverse effects in thousands of patients including Xarelto® reduced platelet levels. If you have directly suffered an injury as a result of taking Xarelto®, it is important to reach out to a Xarelto® lawyer who can help you protect your rights and ensure that you file a claim within the statute of limitations.