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Is Xarelto A Dangerous Drug?

Is Xarelto A Dangerous Drug?

Johnson & Johnson is under fire again after doctors report the newer Xarelto is a dangerous drug. Xarelto is a once a day pill developed by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer AG.

Xarelto was approved in November 2015 for atrial fibrillation which affects about 3 million Americans. Atrial fibrillation causes blood to pool in a storage chamber of the heart, where it can eventually clot and travel to the brain. Prominent U.S. heart doctors have stressed the dangers Xarelto, saying there is no known antidote for a bleeding emergency, like other similar medications. The elderly have been most affected by this drug, since almost 15 percent of Americans over the age of 80 are believed to have atrial fibrillation.

Complaints of risks, injury, and deaths have been growing by patients and doctors. The attention of Xarelto has made U.S. cardiologists hesitant to prescribe them to their patients. Many are asking that the drug is only given with a more intense monitoring system. Doctors are claiming they are less familiar with Xarelto and are concerned the drug does not require regular blood monitoring or frequent doctor follow-ups. Adverse reports on Xarelto were not available but have been linked to risk of blood clot, stroke, and serious bleeding if not taken properly, especially in patients with a history of poor kidney function.

Have you taken Xarelto and suffered a major medical event or injury? Have you lost someone you love who was taking Xarelto? If you have answered yes to either of these questions, it is in your best interest to contact the product liability experts at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, immediately. Our attorneys have successfully resolved dangerous drug claims, and we have the knowledge and skill to help you. Don’t delay – contact Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC.


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