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Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: July 1, 2011
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

Xarelto Overview

Rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939) is an oral anticoagulant invented and manufactured by Bayer; in a number of countries it is marketed as Xarelto.[1] In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica.[3] It is the first available orally active direct factor Xa inhibitor. Rivaroxaban is well absorbed from the gut and maximum inhibition of factor Xa occurs four hours after a dose. The effects last approximately 8–12 hours, but factor Xa activity does not return to normal within 24 hou...

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bilateral pulmonary embolism
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Just a quick question, don't know whether you will know the answer, but if in 6 months at my Dr review for my blood thinners,for pulmonary embolisms in both lungs, if I was told I can come off them do I have any rights to ask to be kept on them even at a low dose? As no one know where or why this happened and tbh I'm gonna be scared to come off them now ... Is it my right go ask to be kept on them? ## I went to a hematologist and did a full blood workup because I had bilateral PEs. They can let you know if you have any genetic factors for PE. My blood work turned out ok with no genetic factors so they think it was birth control pills. Even if you go off of the thinners, you will be more aware of the symptoms if it happens again. I am getting ready to go off of xeralto at the end...
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Xarelto and weight gain
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I have been on 15mg of Xarelto along with 40mg of Crestor for approximatley 8 months and have suffered through a distended abdomen and burning and aching in my hips, legs and feet. After blood tests and scans ruled out anything sinister I chose to stop taking Crestor altogether. Within a week my abdomen was no longer distented and much of the pain in my hips and legs reduced to a point where I actually got some sleep. I have now started back doing my walking and concentrating on eating everything right but my weight inexplicably is going up and up. I have also noticed my tension type headache and tinnitus which I have had both for 11 years has intensified and difficult to ignore. I can only think the weight gain can be caused by Xarelto...there seems to be no other explanation and I hav...
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taking Xarelto and left arm pain
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Hello all..Sept 29,2014 I was put in the hospital for having 2 massive clots in my lungs. I was put on the small dose of Xarelto for 21 days taking them twice a day. Now I just started 2 days ago taking 20mg 1 time a day. I havent had any issues except for a pain that is in my left arm. What makes me a little worried is when I went into the hospital it was cause I was short of breath and a pain in my left arm.. So should I be worried or is it just a side effect? ## Hi Kendra, Sorry to hear about your troubles with those symptoms. Based on my research, "difficulty with breathing or swallowing" as well as "pain in the arm or leg" are both listed as possible side effects from taking Xarelto. Although arm pain itself is reportedly a less common side effect, difficulty breath...
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DIzziness, nauseau and leg aches
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I have been on Xarelto since March of 2014 for bi lateral PEs. After a month or so, I had terrible joint pain for about 1.5 months, and then it seemed to have subsided. For the past 3 months or so, I get dizzy, nauseaus and my quadriceps seem to be achy. I have been tested for all types of auto immune diseases and all are negative. I just feel pretty cruddy everyday. I am a 44 year old male and have a blood clotting disorder and likely to be on anti coagulants for my lifetime. All I do is seem to suffer and my doctor states it's not Xarelto casuing any of this... Does anyone have similar issues? Thank you for your time and best of luck to all! ## I have been on xarelto for two months, i constantly feel dizzy, sick, Achey, my head feels like it's completely compacted, i can't...
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Severe muscle pain and Xarelto
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Took xarelto for 3 months after broken ankle and subsequent blood clot in calf. Developed severe, strange muscle pain in left shoulder blade, arm, elbow, neck, etc. Even went to ER because pain and tightness in left chest. Im 43 and pretty healthy otherwise. Been off it for 5 weeks with very little relief. Anyone else? How long does it stay in your sysem?
Updated 10 days ago.
Bleeding in mouth while sleeping
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Been on xarelto for 5 1/2 months now for PE in my lungs. My gums bleed thru the nite and when i wake i have to go rinse it out with cold water to stop it. The last few days it has gotten worse. Seems my tonsils are bleeding too. Called to try to get some labs done to see if my blood is too thin. Pharmacist says to get checked asap. Anyone have this problem? ## Hello, Darrel! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. I've not read any other reports of such an occurrence from this medication and that is something that you need to have checked out, right away. Typical side effects listed in the PDR may include nausea, headache, dizziness and easy bruising. There is an increased risk of bleeding with this medication, so that is a known risk. Have you had any r...
Updated 10 days ago.
hit my head while taking xarelto
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Last night my boyfriend and I were both reaching for the TV remote to shut off the TV and bumped heads pretty hard. Full disclosure: I had a few drinks. It hurt for a minute, and then I forgot about it. This morning I woke up with a dull headache, but on the opposite side of where we hit heads. I've also felt like I've been in a fog all day at work, and the dull headache has stayed, maybe even feeling more like pressure. The spot where I got hit is tender to the touch but otherwise fine. No double vision, but I notice that it's harder for me to focus on things that are close up. I have been on Xarelto 15mg twice a day for the past 2 weeks following a PE. Should I be worried? Every pamphlet etc says call your doctor if you hit your head. I don't know if bumping heads qual...
Updated 15 days ago.
Stopping Xarelto
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I have been instructed to stop my 20mg a day after being on it for 6 months (2 PE's one in each lung at Xmas) and I have to say I am really worried and every little pain I think its come back. I have another 3 weeks to go until I got for a blood test to see if I am prone to clots however I am completely paranoid. Anyone else had the same the meds have been my comfort blanket for so long..... ## Have you had a hypercoagulability test? Mine revealed a Factor B Leiden gene mutation, so I will never stop taking blood thinners. If you can have that blood test, it will let you know if you have a tendency to clot. ## Do you mean Factor V Leiden? Been on 20 mg Xarelto since march 2014. Had double pneumonia in jan 2014 accompanied by DVT which threw clots to my lungs. In hospt...
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Can I stop taking Xarelto
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I need surgery for skin cancer. I have been taking Xarelto since March for Afib. I have waited over a week for my primary care doc to answer this question. Can I stop or do I have to be weaned off? ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? I'm very sorry about the skin cancer and hope that all turns out well. Usually, they have you stop taking it a few days, before surgery, but how long can depend on how complicated and in-depth your surgery will be. Thus, it would actually behoove you to ask your surgeon, they should be able to advise you on the matter. Xarelto is used to help prevent clotting and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, joint aches, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. ## I was taking xarelto for nearly 6 mths . I am factor V Leiden and have had 2...
Updated 16 days ago.
trouble walking without pain
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I have been taking xarelto for about 2 weeks and started having back pain where I can barely walk. Is this common and what can I do to help relieve this pain.
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