While Xarelto is intended to help reduce the risk of blood clots and the risk of stroke in people with certain conditions, Xarelto can also have serious, life-threatening consequences. As such, any person taking Xarelto should be aware of these side effects. The most common side effects are uncontrollable bleeding and spinal or epidural blood clots.
One of the most common—and also possibly serious—side effect of taking the drug Xarelto is uncontrollable bleeding. Patients taking Xarelto are more likely to bruise and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. In certain situations, Xarelto may cause uncontrollable bleeding that leads to death.
It is important to be aware that taking certain medications with Xarelto may increase a patient’s risk of bleeding. These drugs include:
While Xarelto can be taken orally, another method is to have the drug injected into a patient’s spinal or epidural area, or have a spinal puncture. When administered through injection, patients are at risk of forming a blood clot that can cause long-term or permanent paralysis. What is more, a patient’s risk for developing spinal or epidural blood clots is higher if the patient:
Possible symptoms of spinal or epidural blood clots include back pain, tingling, numbness, muscle weakness, or loss of control of the bowels or bladder.
In addition to the side effects listed above, patients taking Xarelto have reported a variety of other side effects. It is recommended that a patient contact one’s doctor if the patient develops any of the following conditions:
Importantly, this is not a complete list of the side effects that may be caused by Xarelto. As such, other side effects should be monitored and reported to one’s doctor.
If you have suffered damages as a result of Xarelto side effects, don’t hesitate to contact a Xarelto attorney. A lawyer can help you file a Xarelto lawsuit within the statute of limitations to ensure you are able to recover compensation.