For Many Doctors, Xarelto Not Worth the Cost and Side Effects

March 23, 2015

When Xarelto was first introduced to the market, doctors were quick to prescribe the medication because unlike it’s competition, warfarin, it didn’t require as much subsequent monitoring by the prescribing doctor. Now, as more individuals come forward and bring new civil law suits against its manufacturer, Bayer and Johnson & Johnson, doctors are become more reluctant to prescribe Xarelto. Both Xarelto and warfarin are anticoagulants that are prescribed to patients after surgery but prescribing warfarin requires that doctors constantly monitor blood levels, which requires regular visits. Xarelto, however, does not require the same constant monitoring, and is seen as a "one size fits all" medication. 

Unfortunately, it’s regular monitoring that allow doctors to foresee any possible complications from such medications. Furthermore, Xarelto currently has no antidote. If patients bleed out, it makes it that much more difficult for doctors to reverse the effect. Due to this side effect, several patients have already died or suffered severe bleeding injuries to the lack of an antidote. Additionally, Xarelto, at $250 to $300 a month, is much more expensive than warfarin, which costs as low as 50 cents a day. For many doctors, the benefit of having to monitor their patients less is not worthwhile enough to prescribe Xarelto. 

 

Legal Commentary
Xarelto attorneys within our firm are studying, examining and investigating current Xarelto claims on behalf of people or families injured by the drug. Some of the side effects include hemorrhaging, internal bleeding, stroke and or death. If you or a loved one has experienced any side effects while taking Xarelto, contact our Xarelto lawyers to discuss the facts of your potential case. We are available by phone for a free consultation at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a dedicated Xarelto Lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families harmed by this dangerous drug on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous dangerous drug medication cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past six consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with noteworthy settlements for pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

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