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Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) Side Effects

Xarelto Internal Bleeding Lawsuit InfographicThe most serious and dangerous side effect of the anticoagulant medication Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is internal bleeding that cannot be controlled. As with all blood thinners, Xarelto has the potential to increase a patient's risk for internal bleeding. The danger with this specific medication, however, is that there is no antidote or cure to stop internal bleeding once it start—this significantly increases the risk for death by uncontrollable bleeding.

If you are taking Xarelto, tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms of internal bleeding:

  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Unusual bleeding from the gums
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Red, pink or brown urine
  • Bright red or black stools
  • Vomiting blood
  • Coughing up blood
  • Dizziness, headaches

Other serious side effects that have been associated with Xarelto include:

  • Abnormal liver function
  • Abdominal bleeding
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Reduced platelet levels

Who Should Not Take Xarelto?

It has been recommended that the following patients do not take rivaroxaban:

  • Patients who are currently experiencing abnormal bleeding
  • Patients with a history of kidney problems
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Other Serious Risk Factors

Individuals taking Xarelto will have an increased risk of blood clots in the spine that can lead to paralysis if they have spinal injections, epidurals or surgery while taking the medication. Individuals taking Xarelto may also have an increased risk for blood clots if they take aspirin and/or aspirin-containing products, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), medications that contain heparin, Clopidogrel and other medications to treat or prevent blood clots.

Other Side Effects Reported by Xarelto Users

In addition to the risk of internal bleeding and blood clots, patients taking Xarelto may also be at risk of the following side effects:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle pain
  • Edema
  • Bruising
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nose bleeds
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hemorrhage in the eye

Xarelto Side Effect Lawsuits

Our attorneys represent individuals who suffer the most severe side effects of Xarelto, including severe bleeding events. To find out if you qualify to file a lawsuit on behalf of yourself or a loved one, contact us today.