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FDA Approved Xarelto Despite Bleed-Out Risk

March 24, 2015
Colson Hicks Eidson

Generally, it is a good idea to have an antidote to any type of medication just in case a patient has an adverse reaction to it, because seemingly the last thing a healthcare provider would want is for something meant to help patients to end up harming them instead. Unfortunately, in the case of the perpetually in the news Xarelto, the blood thinner that can allegedly cause uncontrollable bleeding issues, there is no known way to reverse its effects.

So, you might think, since there’s no antidote for Xarelto that it was never approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, if you thought that, you’d be wrong, because even without an antidote, Xarelto was approved by the FDA, according to a report.

In addition to being brought to the market without a way to stop the bleed-outs that it can allegedly cause, according to the report, Xarelto patients are monitored less carefully than those who take other blood thinners, such as Coumadin (warfarin), which have antidotes to reverse their blood-thinning properties.

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