Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a blood thinner that was approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2011, to prevent strokes in patients who received hip and knee replacements. In November 2011, the approval was expanded to any patients with atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat).
Since its approval, there have been numerous reports of increased risk of injury when taking Xarelto, including, but not limited to:
- Brain hemorrhage
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Gastrointestinal bleeding
These events can be life threatening since, unlike warfarin, there is no antidote for Xarelto to stop the bleeding.
If you feel you have experienced any side-effects from taking Xarelto, you can contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort/Pharmaceutical Litigation attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against the Xarelto manufacturers.