If you are taking the anticoagulant Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban), there are a few things you should know about the drug’s side effects. Recent studies have found that Xarelto may increase certain users’ risk of developing blood clots, the precise complication the drug is prescribed to treat. This article describes the ways Xarelto blood clots can be prevented.
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How Can Blood Clots be Prevented?
If you are a Xarelto user, quitting the drug now may help to reduce your risk of developing a life-threatening blood clot. However, you should NEVER stop taking a prescription medication without talking to your doctor first. Other proactive steps that can be taken to prevent a blood clot include:
- Avoid lengthy periods of immobility – If you have to sit for hours at a time, take frequent breaks and get up and move around when you can. If you have to stay seated, raise your heels and wiggle your toes to increase circulation. If you are a frequent traveler, drink lots of fluids on long car trips or flights. Even when you’re sitting for as little as 2 hours at a time, blood can accumulate in your legs, increasing the risk of a blood clot.
- Drink plenty of fluids – Keeping hydrated promotes circulation while removing toxins that can cause blood clots. Drink enough water so that your organs don’t have to work too hard to perform their everyday functions. Try drinking water at room temperature, as cold water can close up the veins and cause hypertension.
- Get your heart tested – More than four million Americans are estimated to have an irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). However, this condition often goes undiagnosed because, in many cases, it is asymptomatic. Irregular heartbeats can increase the risk of blood clots.
- Be aware of the symptoms of a blood clot – Listen to what your body’s telling you. Leg pain, swelling in the legs, irregular heart rate, unusual sweating and fatigue are common symptoms of a blood clot.
Do I Have a Xarelto Blood Clot Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Xarelto Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new blood clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one were injured by Xarelto side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.