In the United States alone, about four million prescriptions for anticoagulant drugs are filled each year. With the use of each of these drugs comes the risk for internal bleeding, but not all drugs are created equal. One such drug is Xarelto (rivaroxaban), and currently, the Xarelto Black Box Warning fails to adequately inform users of the increased risk for major bleeding events, higher than the risk linked to similar drugs, Xarelto lawsuits are being filed against Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Xarelto’s manufacturer.
In September 2014, the Journal of Cardiology published an article titled “Clinical usefulness of measuring prothrombin time and soluble fibrin levels in Japanese patients with atrial fibrillation receiving rivaroxaban.”, reviewing the safety of Xarelto.
The Japanese study team that wrote the article states, “Rivaroxaban is currently used to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation” and warns “Measuring coagulation function may help clinicians to understand the effects of this drug and the associated risk of bleeding.”
To review Xarelto, the team administered Xarelto to “136 patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation” with an average age of 75. Results showed that “In Japanese patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation receiving rivaroxaban, a prolonged peak PT (≥20s) could indicate increased risk of bleeding, and both trough and peak SF levels were reduced relative to baseline.”
Because Bayer has failed to adequately warn patients of the risk for bleeding linked to Xarelto, Xarelto lawsuits are currently being filed around the world. If you or a loved one used Xarelto and suffered a major bleeding event, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation from the manufacturer. For a free, no-obligation case consultation, contact our team of Xarelto lawyers at the information provided below. We have the compassion, experience, and resources necessary to win the justice you deserve. Call today and see how we can help.
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