I have an elderly friend who I help, in addition to her CNA's. Today she told me that she had been throwing away her Xarelto because of the television ads as we were leaving the cardiologist's appointment! She was scared something would happen to her if she continued to take the prescribed medication.

I nearly drove off of the road! She has some dementia and could not remember why she was supposed to be taking Xarelto. Explaining why, I  told her if she stop taking them I wouldn't help her anymore. I hope Miss Evelyn got the point.

Please help the elderly. Get rid of or tone down the scare tactics that are used on the television commercials.  

Thank you.

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