As a patient, you rely on your physician and the manufacturers of prescription drugs to recommend and produce medications that will help address some of your health conditions. Unfortunately, it may be discovered later that the medication you were prescribed ultimately caused more harm than good. For many patients who took Xarelto in order to thin their blood and prevent a stroke, this has proven to be the case. There have been many potentially serious side effects linked to the use of this medication, including low hemoglobin counts.
Four Possible Treatments for Low Hemoglobin Counts Associated With Xarelto Use
The red blood cells in a person’s body contain a protein known as hemoglobin. Hemoglobin acts by carrying oxygen from the lungs to different parts of the body. When low hemoglobin counts are discovered, it is important to seek treatment. Some of the treatments that patients may need to undergo include the following:
- Blood tests to assess the extent of the low hemoglobin count.
- Dietary changes to increase the overall intake of iron. The exact dosage of iron that should be taken must be determined by a medical expert in order to prevent further injury.
- Stopping the use of Xarelto if it is confirmed to be causing the low hemoglobin count.
- Blood transfusions in extreme cases.
Fortunately for patients, the costs associated with these treatments may be recovered by pursuing a claim against the drug’s manufacturer. Many patients have alleged that the manufacturer knew of the risks associated with the drug, but chose not to make that information prevalent. When you are ready to move forward and protect your legal rights, we encourage you to reach out for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.