Xarelto is one of the multiple blood thinners that has been introduced to the United States market in direct competition to Warfarin which is known to have dietary restrictions and regular blood monitoring requisites. Also known as Rivaroxaban, Xarelto is used to avert blood clots from happening in instances where someone has had a hip or knee replacement surgery as well as in individuals with irregular heartbeats also known as Atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Unlike its blood thinner counterpart Warfarin, Xarelto does not affect the body’s ability to recycle Vitamin K, where as Warfarin works by blocking Vitamin K in order for blood to clot. Xarelto also has one dosage which is 20 milligrams once a day, taken with an evening meal. With Warfarin, the correct dosage will vary from person to person, and is also dependent on the person’s diet, age and other drugs being taken. The price points of these two drugs is also different in that Xarelto is more expensive without insurance, with an estimated $325 as the lowest price for 30 20mg tablets of Xarelto, whereas generic Warfarin at its lowest price costs $4 for 30 5mg tablets.
Despite the massive cost difference between Xarelto and Warfarin, Xarelto has gained mass popularity due to its other much talked about none dietary restrictions and lack of regular blood monitoring. However, despite its popularity Xarelto comes with life threatening negative effects.
Xarelto’s Alarming Negative Effects
The Food and Drug Administration first approved Xarelto for the purposes of decreasing the chances of blood clots forming in individuals who have undergone hip or knee replacement surgery, as well as Afib and for the treatment of DVT (deep vein thrombosis). However, as of December 2014 the FDA distributed an “Adverse Reaction” report on Xarelto. The report stated that Xarelto causes low blood platelet count which in turn can cause internal bleeding since the blood platelets needed for blood clotting are low. This was not the first report the FDA issued out about the once approved Xarelto.
In August ,2013 a black box warning was announced for Xarelto. This announcement cited that individuals who stopped taking Xarelto abruptly put themselves at a heightened chance of blood clots, DVT and spinal hematoma. This warning further went on to state that if a patient is about to undergo an epidural or spinal puncture, they need to wait until Xarelto is completely out of their system otherwise they are in danger of grave injuries.
The following are some of the negative effects that have been linked to taking Xarelto:
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding
- Brain hemorrhage
- Pulmonary embolism
- Liver dysfunction
- Rectal bleeding
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Incidences Of Internal Bleeding In Nebraska
Xarelto was certified for public consumption in 2011, and since then there have been over 11 million scripts written for the drug in all of America. Appropriating available information of America’s population as of the last census, as well as the total Xarelto scripts in the country together with Nebraska’s population in combination with its five major cities, we have been able to compute the possible figures of internal bleeding incidences that occurred in Nebraska from the time Xarelto was released on the U.S. market.
The most recent Nebraska population has been recorded as 1,881,503. From this figure we have determined 1,103 Nebraska internal bleeding incidents. For the five biggest cities we have determined the following figures:
Nebraska’s five most populous cities population figures:
- Omaha- 408,958
- Lincoln- 258,379
- Bellevue- 50,137
- Grand Island- 48,520
- Kearney- 30,787
Internal Bleeding Injuries Cases In Nebraska:
- Omaha- 240
- Lincoln- 151
- Bellevue- 29
- Grand Island- 28
- Kearney- 18
How Do I Go About Filing A Xarelto Case?
The dangers associated with Xarelto are overwhelming at the very least. If you or someone dear to you, lives in Nebraska and was administered Xarelto and consequently experienced any of the unfavorable events this drug can cause, please contact us. We completely understand that you may have many questions at this time and we are here and ready to answer those questions. We will also look at your case with no added cost to you and your consultation is not charged too.
Our Nebraska Xarelto advocates are well equipped to seek justice on your behalf and you can rest assured that your case is given the utmost best attention. Our attorneys come with vast experience and knowledge that gives them the ability to take on large conglomerates such as Bayer and Johnson & Johnson.
Where To Go If Xarelto Related Injuries Are Suspected
If Xarelto related injuries are suspected please seek help immediately. There are many hospitals in and around Nebraska where you can go if imminent danger is suspected. Here are some of the hospitals you can receive medical care if there is questionable doubt of you or your loved one’s well being:
Nebraska Medical Center:
987400 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7400
Bryan Medical Center
1600 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506-1299