Will Xarelto Cause Internal Bleeding?

There is evidence that supports the claim that the drug causes numerous detrimental side effects on a person through the numerous cases and complaints legally filed against the manufacturers of Xarelto, Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, this anticoagulant has become notably popular, especially as a preventative measure against deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hip or knee replacement surgery patients.

Several people have come forth and said that taking Xarelto has caused severe internal bleeding, specifically in the gastrointestinal tract as well as the brain through hemorrhaging. Smaller side effects that could prelude these complications are discolored urine (red, pink, or brown), stool that has a similar consistency with coffee grounds, muscle weakness, and intense headaches. For women, severe menstrual flow can also be a sign of internal bleeding.

Internal bleeding can cause a lot of damage in the body. If an organ is suddenly surrounded with the bleeding, the blood flow concerning the organ could be disrupted and the organ in question could malfunction or cease to function entirely. If a vein in the brain is blocked and causes for the vein to rupture, otherwise known as a brain hemorrhage, it can cause spasms or even strokes that could render the victim permanently disabled or even cause the victim’s death.

There are also several reports, according to the website of Williams Kherkher, that the manufacturers were aware of these side effects but did not properly label them before distribution. Also, there is a notable lack of procedures to be followed should the side effects of Xarelto happen, thereby delaying a proper response, which could cause severely irreparable damage to a patient and the patient’s family.

If you or someone you know has experienced internal bleeding due to Xarelto, it is recommended to seek the attention of professional legal help for aid in the endeavor of bringing these manufacturers to just accountability for their harmful pharmaceuticals.