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Xarelto Side Effects

Xarelto linked to excessive bleeding and other serious side effects.

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Xarelto Risks and Side Effects

Xarelto Linked to Excessive Bleeding

Xarelto has been associated with uncontrollable bleeding in some patients. When a patient begins to bleed, it may be difficult or impossible to stop the bleeding. Hemorrhaging may lead to death.

The long-standing anticoagulant drug warfarin suspends the body’s natural production of the clotting agent thrombin. If serious bleeding occurs in a patient taking warfarin, it generally can be stopped by the administration of high doses of Vitamin K, which is essential to the production of adequate levels of thrombin.

Xarelto, however, has a more severe effect on the production of thrombin, and there presently is no effective reversal agent to stop hemorrhaging after it begins in a Xarelto patient.

Other Serious Side Effects Associated With Xarelto

Xarelto has been linked to these serious side effects:

  • hemorrhagic stroke
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • cerebral hemorrhages
  • severe anemia (often requiring transfusion)
  • internal bleeding
  • serious or life-threatening bleeding requiring hospitalization
  • bleeding resulting in death.

Other less serious side effects also have been reported by Xarelto users. These may include, among others:

  • swings in blood pressure
  • arrhythmia
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness and fainting
  • muscle spasm
  • abdominal pain
  • nausea and vomiting.

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