What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is an anticoagulant type of medication that is used in the prevention of blood clot formation. It is typically the medication of choice for treating DVT, or Deep Vein Thrombosis, which can cause pulmonary embolism, or blood clots in the lungs. You may have a DVT after specific types of surgery.
Additionally, Xarelto is used for individuals who have a heart rhythm disorder, known as atrial fibrillation in order to lower their risk of experiencing a stroke due to a blood clot.
There are also some off-label uses for Xarelto. As with any other medication, individuals taking it must take precautions due to specific Xarelto side effects that could occur.
What is a side effect?
First of all, you should know that a side effect is a physical, emotional, or mental symptom that occurs in addition to or even instead of the desired effect of a specific therapeutic treatment. You may experience side effects at the beginning, during, or even at the end of or after a treatment. Additionally, the length of time you are taking the medication or treatment determines whether or not you will experience side effects or not. Adverse effects are typically more likely to occur at the beginning of a treatment. You may also have some side effects as a result of Xarelto interacting with some of your other medications.
What are some side effects of Xarelto?
As with any other medication, Xarelto side effects will vary from person to person for lots of different reasons. Factors that come into play regarding side effects are gender, age, ethnicity, and weight. Additionally, the general physical health of an individual and the severity of their illness or disease, as well as a change in dosage can have an effect on the side effects they experience as well as the intensity of those side effects. Finally, side effects can also be due to interaction with certain natural supplements, or specific foods/drinks.
Side effects due to prescription medications can be very serious and can lead to discontinuation of the medications. However, when you experience side effects from a specific medication, you should always consult with your physician. Your physician will provide a solution: whether it’s to switch to a new form of treatment or to prescribe something else to control the symptoms or even change the dosage Xarelto. Additionally, your physician may recommend that you make some lifestyle or diet changes, including exercise or to stop eating or drinking specific things. Making these recommended changes can help to lessen or get rid of the side effects of Xarelto.
When you are able to take the time to understand side effect and the things that can cause or contribute to those side effects, you are able to take a more active role in your health care. If you have specific questions about the side effects of Xarelto, or any other drug for that matter, you should definitely get in touch with your physician. Following is a general list of side effects you may experience.
What are Common Severe Xarelto Side Effects?
There are no less severe common side effects of Xarelto.
What are some of the less common Xarelto side effects?
The list of less common severe and less severe side effects is much longer than the common ones.
Less Common Severe
- Cerebrovascular Hemorrhage
- Abnormal Hepatic Function Tests
Less Common Mild Side Effects
- Back pain
- Blistering skin
- Muscle spasm
- Pruritus of skin
- UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
- Upper abdominal pain
Are there any rare side effects of Xarelto?
There are also a few severe, but rare side effects of Xarelto. These side effects include the following:
- Allergic reactions
- Intracranial bleeding
- Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage
- Spinal Epidural Hematoma
- Subdural Hemorrhage
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
So, as you can see, there are lots of potentially life-threatening side effects of Xarelto. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death from taking this medication, you should consider filing a lawsuit (read more). You can file an individual lawsuit or look into joining with a class action lawsuit.