Since being approved in July 2011, the blood-thinner drug Xarelto (generic: rivaroxaban) has been linked to a number of severe health consequences, one of which is gastrointestinal bleeding. This article discusses the various symptoms associated with Xarelto gastrointestinal bleeding.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed gastrointestinal bleeding after taking Xarelto, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What is Gastrointestinal Bleeding?
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs in the digestive tract. The digestive tract is divided into 2 parts. The upper digestive tract includes the:
- Esophagus, the tube that moves food and liquids from the throat to the stomach
- Upper part of the small intestine
The lower portion of the digestive tract includes the:
- Lower part of the small intestine
- Large intestine
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention.
Upper Digestive Tract GI Bleeding Symptoms
- Blood in vomit
- Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- Black, tarry stools
- Bloody stools
It may be hard to see blood in the stool. Your doctor can perform tests to detect its presence.
Lower GI Tract Bleeding Symptoms
- Black, tarry stool
- Blood in the stool
In some cases, gastrointestinal bleeding can occur suddenly and be severe. In patients with severe GI bleeds, symptoms may include:
- Lightheadedness or faintness
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain
Do I Have a Xarelto Gastrointestinal Bleeding Lawsuit?
The Pharmaceutical 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 gastrointestinal bleeding cases in all 50 states.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: Again, If you 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.