Research has shown that heart attack and stroke patients who take the anticoagulant drug Xarelto® to prevent blood clots are at an increased risk of suffering severe bleeding. But one new study is showing there could be more Xarelto side effects than previously believed.
JAMA Internal Medicine recently published the results from a case study that shows taking Xarelto could also put users at a risk of suffering a drug-induced liver injury (DILI). According to an article from Monthly Prescribing Reference, researchers examined the cases of two patients who developed severe health conditions after beginning a regimen of the drug. Upon cessation of taking the medication, their health dramatically improved. While both patients were taking medications that could be considered hepatotoxic, researchers are confident the deterioration of the patients’ health was directly related to the use of the anticoagulant.
So what can you do to protect yourself from the risks of a drug injury caused by taking Xarelto? Asking your doctor if the drug is the right fit for you is the first step. If you’ve been harmed as the result of taking Xarelto, it may be wise to discuss your situation with a qualified Nashville personal injury lawyer to ensure your legal rights are protected.
At Ponce Law, we know questions can come up after suffering a drug injury, and we have answers. Call us today at (800) 363-9113 to speak with our legal staff about how we can help you.