Balancing Risks & Benefits
All blood thinners come with a risk of bleeding. So how can you know that a blood thinner will be right for you? Before prescribing a blood thinner, your healthcare professional may evaluate treatment options for you based on:
- Your risk for blood clots
- Your risk for bleeding
If you and your healthcare professional choose XARELTO®, it is because the benefit of helping to protect you against blood clots and their potentially devastating effects outweighs your risk of bleeding.
Understanding the Types of Bleeding
It’s important to understand that when healthcare professionals talk about bleeding risks with blood thinners, they are considering two different types of bleeding.