Found Blood in Your Urine After Taking Xarelto?

Finding blood in your urine or having urine that is discolored (red, brown, or pink) is one of the many concealed side effects of taking Xarelto but could mean more serious side effects like severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Other symptoms are stool with the consistency of coffee grounds that is, too, discolored. For women, severe menstrual flow might also be one of the side effects. Another possibly lethal consequence of taking Xarelto is the increased chance of brain hemorrhaging, which could cause a stroke.

Approved by the FDA in 2011, this anticoagulant quickly rose to fame and popularity in usage for its effectiveness as a preventative measure against deep vein thrombosis (DVT), especially among patients of hip or knee replacement surgeries. However, according to several studies and lawsuits filed against the manufacturers (Bayer and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, an acquisition of Johnson & Johnson), the drug causes adverse and possibly life threatening side effects on the patient like internal bleeding and brain hemorrhaging, shown by the somewhat smaller but telltale symptoms stated above.

On the website of Williams Kherkher, there are stated claims from patients in West Virginia and Charleston that state that the manufacturers were aware of the possible conditions that the drug could cause but concealed this information from the masses. So far, there are no medical protocols in place as treatments for the side effects of Xarelto. This could prove deadly as a brain hemorrhage that is left untreated could lead to permanent disability or death.

If you or someone you know has experienced finding blood in your urine after taking Xarelto, it is recommended that you seek legal help immediately. Attorneys with experience in this kind of situation are more prepared with the medical resources and networks you need in order to get you the best possible treatment as well as represent victims of side effects in a court of law.

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