Xarelto, as it is called in America, is an anticoagulant – that is, a blood thinner. It is known across the word as Rivaroxaban. Xarelto, which is distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, entered the American market in the year 2011. Janseen Pharmaceuticals is a branch owned by the drug company Johnson & Johnson. Xarelto was approved by the FDA, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for various uses – the FDA approved its use as a prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis. Other blood thinning medication, such as Warfarin, has many of the same side effects – they can also cause extreme bleeding, hemorrhaging, and death – and some of them have more negative side effects than Xarelto, but in a way Xarelto is of greater concern as there is absolutely nothing that can be done to reverse its effects. If you or a loved one suffered injuries after Xarelto was used in a surgery, call The Goss Law Firm, P.C. for a free consultation.