Xarelto, the popular anticoagulant manufactured and produced by Johnson & Johnson and Bayer, is currently under fire for the serious side effects it causes in its patients. The drug manufacturers are claimed to have concealed vital safety information from their clients about the health hazards Xarelto may be linked to.
Blood thinners are a dangerous form of medication that are known for the increased risk of severe bleeding incidents that can be fatal. Among the bleeding incidents that Xarelto causes is vomiting blood. The presence of blood in vomit is a serious warning sign of other health issues occurring in the body.
Complications of vomiting blood due to Xarelto are serious. Choking on bile is the most common complication, which can become fatal in severe or prolonged instances. When vomiting blood, serious blood loss may occur and cause weakness, further nausea, shallow breathing, or unconsciousness. According to the website of the Williams Kherkher Law Firm, severe cases of vomiting blood may lead to internal injury or organ rupture.
Xarelto is also known to cause anemia, or a deficiency in healthy red blood cells. Anemia causes severe fatigue that may inhibit the ability to perform physical activities or prevent the anemic individual from working, leading to lost wages and other work and life consequences.
Some cases of vomiting blood and anemia require costly hospital care. Blood transfusions may be required to return blood levels to a healthy standard. As dehydration is common during prolonged vomiting cases, IVs to rehydrate a patient are also frequent treatment options.
Drug manufacturers should be held responsible for the serious health risks and problems they cause their patients. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of Xarelto producers in disclosing vital health information, contact a Xarelto lawyer in your area to discuss your legal options.Read More