Other Side Effects of Xarelto

Uncontrollable bleeding is the most common cause of severe injuries that drive patients that have been prescribed with the anticoagulant drug Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to file personal injury lawsuits against US distributor Janssen Ortho LLC, a division of Johnson & Johnson, and German manufacturer Bayer Corp. However, there are other side effects that occur less commonly but can nonetheless be severe and can cause harm or injury. Some of these other side effects of Xarelto that may be severe can be found on the website of lawyers Williams Kherkher but these are still manifestations of bleeding.

Side effects that may not necessarily be caused by bleeding include:

  • Back pain
  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction
  • Tingling sensation
  • Breathing or swallowing difficulties
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • General weakness or numbness
  • Painful urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fever
  • Halitosis

Some of these side effects may dissipate over time and would not require medical intervention. However, there is no question that these can affect quality of life even if they are not in themselves life-threatening. Consultation with the prescribing physician is recommended, who may then decide if alternative medication is necessary.

Xarelto is part of a class of anticoagulants that act on the factor Xa (10-a) of the coagulation cascade, preventing the formation of blood clots. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients who are recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery, suffer from atrial fibirillation, or at risk for deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. Janssen is currently looking to expand approval to include three other medical conditions but FDA has so far denied the application. In light of the lawsuits being filed for Xarelto, which has no reversal agent to circumvent uncontrollable bleeding, this circumspection is perhaps not surprising. If you have suffered Xarelto side effects that have led to serious injury or harm, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit yourself.