The death of an elderly man from a massive brain hemorrhage after a routine fall suggests that bleeding complications from Xarelto blood clot preventer are largely irreversible, according to the Journal of Neurosurgery.
Xarelto contains dabigatran etexilate, a specific protein in the blood, called thrombin. Thrombin contributes to the formation of blood clots. Dabigatran prevents the formation of blood clots which can lead to a stroke. However, Xarelto can cuase extensive bleeding which can be fatal.
The Dangers of Xarelto for Seniors
I am Concerned about bleeding with Xarelto, especially in the elderly. Many of the bleeding events with dabigatran involved brain hemorrhage in elderly patients.
No Antidote for Xarelto
From the standpoint of a Geriatric social workers the " no antidote" with Xarelto can be very serious as seniors may need emergency surgery from falls. I am exteremely concerned about this with Xarelto.
History of Bayer
Bayer AG is a chemical and pharmaceutical giant founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer and his partner, Johann Friedrich Weskott. Today it has its headquarters in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Social Workers See Serious Injuries
As a geriatic social worker overseeing the Xarelto Helpline I have expressed my concern over and over about seniors on Xarelto and simple falls.