Question: What is Xarelto?
- Answer: Xarelto is a blood thinning medication or anticoagulant.
Question: What is Xarelto prescribed to treat?
- Answer: Xarelto is prescribed to treat and prevent blood clots which may lower the risk of stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and similar conditions.
Question: Who is the manufacturer of Xarelto?
- Answer: Xarelto is manufacturer by Bayer.
Question: When was Xarelto approved by the FDA?
- Answer: Xarelto was approved by the FDA in 2011.
Question: How does Xarelto differ from warfarin?
- Answer: Warfarin requires blood monitoring, dietary restrictions and frequent dose adjustments. Xarelto does not. Also, while warfarin has a known antidote to stabilize and treat bleeding emergencies, Xarelto does not.
Question: What side effects does Xarelto have?
- Answer: Xarelto can cause uncontrollable bleeding such as gastrointestinal bleeding, intracranial hemorrhaging, hemorrhagic bleeding and stroke.
Question: Did the manufacturer know about the risks?
- Answer: Yes. Bayer did know about the risks associated with Xarelto. Currently, lawsuits are being filed across the country on the basis that Bayer knew about the internal bleeding issue but did not adequately warn consumers of the risks.
Question: Where should I go for help if I have suffered serious side effects as a result of taking Xarelto?
- Answer: If you suffered a serious bleeding injury from using Xarelto or if someone in your family suffered fatal bleeding after using Xarelto, contact one of the Xarelto attorneys at Reich & Binstock for a free consultation. Our toll free number is 1-866-LAW-2400. Our attorneys have over 30 year of experience, and we are here to help you.