What Makes Xarelto Different?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant drug or blood thinner that is heavily marketed, as seen by its television advertisement with a comedian, golfer, and Nascar driver who all use Xarelto, as the blood thinner with a difference. The lauded difference of this blood thinner is that unlike other blood thinners like Warfarin, Xarelto only requires one dose across the board. Other blood thinners require the person taking the drug to have multiple blood tests as well as have dietary changes in order to have the correct dosage of the blood thinner. Xarelto in its difference gets rid of all these ‘inconveniences’ as it is formulated to have one dosage without food restrictions and regular blood tests.
Anticoagulants like Warfarin are intended to block Vitamin K which results in the blood not clotting because Vitamin K production has been ceased. On the flip side, part of the Xarelto difference is that instead of stopping Vitamin K, Xarelto stops the enzyme activity of thrombin and Factor Xa. Factor Xa is crucial to the coagulation process. The unfortunate part of this Xarelto make up, is that there is no known way to reverse the effects of blocking Factor Xa, unlike the known reversal agent of blocking Vitamin K.
These Xarelto Differences Make It A Dangerous Drug To Us
Xarelto is generally prescribed to people who are thought of as being at a higher risk of clots developing, thereby being at risk of suffering a stroke or heart attack. Individuals with AFib (irregular heartbeat), Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Pulmonary Embolism (PE), as well as those who have had a hip or knee replacement surgery are generally prescribed blood thinners like Xarelto. Numerous medical studies have been undertaken in order to see the effects Xarelo has on an individual taking the drug. The majority results of these medical studies have seen that Xarelto has a strong possibility of leading to uncontrollable internal bleeding in cases where a Xarelto user experiences an injury that can only be remedied if the blood clots again, but the blood is unable to clot again if Xarelto is in their system. From the studies undertaken, four adverse effects were correlated to Xarelto usage. These were:
- Hemorrhages that can result in a stroke because the brain lacks oxygen and blood.
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) that can be fatal because it is a blood clot in one of the veins in the body. DVT is most likely to occur in a deep leg vein.
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE), which is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, also referred to as the blood vessel that moves blood from the heart to the lungs. The unfortunate thing about this particular side effect is that it has been documented to happen when a person suddenly stops using Xarelto or when they are in transition from Xarelto to another drug.
- Abdominal bleeding, this type of internal bleeding is incredibly fatal because it causes the blood to collect and shut off blood supply to the body’s major organs, leading to severe injuries or death in some instances.
Negative Xarelto Events In Delaware & Its Five Populous Cities
To calculate the sum of the people who have experienced adverse effects due to Xarelto, our team utilized known data of the number of people living in Delaware and correlated it with the data about Xarelto written scripts in all of America. Delaware’s population as of the latest 2014 census data is 935,614 and through our calculation we concluded that 32,263 Delaware residents have been prescribed Xarelto and 548 people from that number possibly had some type of adverse reaction while taking Xarelto.
Delaware’s five populous cities have the following numbers:
- Wilmington- 70,851 population
- Dover- 36,047 population
- Newark- 31,454 population
- Bear- 19,371 population
- Middletown- 18,871 population
Likely estimations of internal bleeding injuries in the five cities:
- Wilmington- 42
- Dover- 21
Do I Have A Lawsuit To File?
While reading this information, if any of it sounds true for you or someone close to you, where Xarelto has been used and an internal bleeding injury happened, you can pursue a lawsuit. All over America there have been lawsuits that are being filed against the creators of Xarelto, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, for the marketing of this blood thinner that has no known way to undo the effects of the drug if clotting needs to happen. Please do not delay making contact with us any time if you want to file a Xarelto lawsuit and get compensation for the pain and suffering you have gone through because of Xarelto.
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