Xarelto (generically known as rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant blood thinner intended to prevent the formation of blood clots in patients to prevent deep vein thrombosis, (a complication after surgeries such as joint replacement) which can lead to blood clots in the lungs. Xarelto is also used to help lower the risk of stroke in patients affected by atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm disorder. Xarelto works by inhibiting a protein known as Factor Xa. This interrupts the coagulation process in your blood stream and prevents the protein thrombin (an enzyme involved in the last step of the blood clotting process) from forming.
While all blood thinners carry the inherent risk of internal bleeding, Xarelto is a drug unlike other anticoagulants due to its inability to be flushed out of your system through dialysis. Xarelto has no known antidote to stop uncontrollable bleeding of the brain, intestine, or other vital systems. When internal hemorrhaging occurs near major organs, it interrupts the flow of blood to those organs, which can cause irreversible damage. In addition, the drug is on a list of high-alert medications, which means that it has a higher risk of causing substantial harm to patients.
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the symptoms above from taking Xarelto, please call The Law Offices of George Salinas today. It is our goal to help you get the care, treatment, and compensation you deserve. Allow The Law Offices of George Salinas to fight for you; we offer free consultation and a thorough analysis of your case. Let us ask the tough questions and demand honest answers. Call (210) 225.0909 today.