Patients in need of a prescription blood thinner in order to reduce their risk of stroke have often been prescribed the drug Xarelto. Unfortunately, this drug has now been linked to many potential injuries. One such injury is decreased hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is the substance that carries oxygen in red blood cells. The hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout the body. When hemoglobin counts are low, patients may experience a wide range of side effects, ranging from mildly irritating to potentially life-threatening.
16 Symptoms of Low Hemoglobin Caused by Xarelto Use
What are some of the symptoms associated with low hemoglobin caused by using the drug Xarelto? The following are 16 examples:
- Feeling tired
- Inability to concentrate
- Shortness of breath
- Pale skin
- Pale nail beds
- Pale gums
- Swelling of the limbs
- Excessive sweating
- Blood in the stool
If you took Xarelto and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. In some cases, extremely low hemoglobin counts can be life-threatening. Upon visiting your doctor, you may need to undergo complete blood count tests and other medical procedures to determine the extent and severity of your issue. Once the doctor determines the severity of your condition and is able to attribute the cause to Xarelto use, he or she will develop a treatment plan and explain what the diagnosis means to you going forward.
In addition to the medical costs associated with treatment, complications from Xarelto use can take a significant mental and emotional toll on victims. Fortunately, victims may be entitled to compensation for suffering from the drug’s manufacturer. We can assist you in obtaining the compensation that you deserve.