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Xarelto Lawsuit: An In-Depth Explainer

The Xarelto Lawsuit: Everything You Need To Know. Xarelto is a blood thinner that can prevent blood clots. Unfortunately, many people believe that Xarelto can cause severe bleeding. The medication currently has been prescribed over 23 million times in the United States. There are currently over 8,000 lawsuits currently awaiting trial related to Xarelto. Have…
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May 4, 2017 0
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Is There an Antidote for Xarelto?

Xarelto is an anticoagulant – blood thinner – which has been approved for sale in the United States since 2011. The drug has been prescribed to a large number of patients in the few years since its approval, and it has been controversial for nearly the entire time. Many patients have reported serious side effects…
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March 4, 2017 0
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How Blood Thinners Work

Blood thinners are important drugs which help many people to avoid dangerous health situations, such as blood clots. There are a number of blood thinning drugs on the market today, which are generally divided into two main categories – anticoagulants, and antiplatelet drugs. The antiplatelet drugs tend to be those which can be obtained over…
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March 4, 2017 0
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Are There Xarelto and Alcohol Interactions?

When taking any prescription medication – and even some over the counter medications – patients need to be careful with the use of alcohol. While it is perfectly safe in some situations to drink alcohol while on medication, it can be extremely dangerous in other cases. If you are on any kind of medication, always…
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March 4, 2017 0
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Xarelto Uses and Dosages

The drug Xarelto was approved in 2011 by the FDA. Since that time, it has been prescribed as an anticoagulant for the treatment of a variety of conditions. While the drug has shown the ability to help many patients who need blood thinning, it has also proven to be dangerous due to some significant side…
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March 4, 2017 0

Can Xarelto Cause Hair Loss and Dry Skin?

If you are familiar with the story of the drug Xarelto, you already know that uncontrolled bleeding is a dangerous potential side effect of this blood thinning medication. Many who have been prescribed Xarelto have wound up injured as a result of this serious side effect, and some have even died as a result of…
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March 4, 2017 0
xarelto risks for the elderly

Xarelto Risks for the Elderly

As an anticoagulant drug, Xarelto is a medication which is often prescribed to the elderly. Unfortunately, those elderly patients who are frequently prescribed Xarelto are the same ones who stand to be harmed by the potential side effects of this drug. Since it became available in 2011, Xarelto has been highly controversial due to the…
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March 4, 2017 0
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Xarelto and Liver Damage

When first brought onto the market in 2011, Xarelto was notable for being a once-daily blood thinner which did not have to be regularly monitored and adjusted by a doctor. However, soon after the drug became available to the public, issues began to arise related to the safety of the medication. Severe side effects were…
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March 4, 2017 0

History of Xarelto

Xarelto is a blood thinning drug meant for use in people with a variety of conditions, including those who have undergone hip or knee replacement, those with atrial fibrillation, those with a risk of pulmonary embolism, and more. The history of this prescription medication – produced by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, has become rather…
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March 4, 2017 0

The Rocket-AF Trial and Defective Devices

The Rocket-AF trial was a clinical trial which was used to compare two drugs used by patients with atrial fibrillation – rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and warfarin. The goal of the trial was to determine whether or not Xarelto was ‘noninferior’ to warfarin to preventing both stroke and systemic thromboembolism (obstruction of a blood vessel by a…
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March 4, 2017 0