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

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Xarelto Overview

Rivaroxaban, sold under the brand name Xarelto, among others, is an blood thinner, which is taken by mouth. It is commonly used to prevent blood clots. It was initially developed by Bayer. In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica. It is the first available active direct factor Xa inhibitor which is taken by mouth. The 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 n...

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Chest pain 1 - 2 hours after taking Xarelto
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I have recently been put onto Xarelto for blood clots in both lungs, I'm into my 5th week of taking this drug, day one it bought on the chest pain, I did get other side effects but most have subsided now with the exception of the chest pain. Doctors tell me it is not connected. I did a little experiment as the medication can be taken morning or night, I swapped the morning 1 X 20 mg to the evening, chest pain has stopped during the day but now comes on in the evening 1 - 2 hours after taking the Xarelto. I do suffer from coronary artery spasms otherwise known as prinzmetal angina but never get that everyday. It is listed in the consumer product sheet as a major side effect yet doctors are saying "It's not". Anyone else experienced chest pain after taking Xarelto? ## I we...
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Xarelto and Piascledine
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Can Xarelto and Piascledine be taken together? I am currently on my last pack of Xarelto, however I now all of a sudden, after 6months am having pain in the leg I have the clot in. It has not swollen up as it did before and someone recommended I take Piascledine. Can I? Regularpain killers either don't work or are on the 'do not take' list
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Don't have enough money for my Xarelto prescription
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I was diagnosed with a blood clot in my leg and it busted and went to my lungs (pe) in February. So I've been on this medicine ever since. But recently I lost my job and insurance, and meds are $440 dollars for a one month supply. I haven't taken any meds for 3 or 4 days, and I'm starting to feel some of the effects of i guess my blood thickening. What should I do before it's too late? ## I would suggest contacting your doctor, there are cheaper alternatives that can be prescribed, such as Warfarin. While it does require more frequent INR monitoring the price for it is much lower in most areas of the U.S. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased risk of bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with? How ar...
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Variable Bruising and Bleeding on Xarelto
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Hi, I'm a 25 year old female and I've been on Xarelto for 3 months now for a DVT and PE, and I'm noticing that some days I bruise and bleed easier compared to others. Sometimes I'll hit my arm or leg on something and think to myself "that's going to bruise" but then it doesn't. Other days I get bruises that I can't even remember the cause. Similarly with cuts and scrapes. Does anybody else experience this? I asked my specialist but he had no explanation. Most of the time I bruise and bleed as everyone else, which is a bit disconcerting as I expected this wouldn't be the case, being on blood thinners. Again, my specialist wasn't sure. I've been tested for everything they can think of and they're not sure why they started in the first pl...
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Experiencing Back Pain On Xarelto
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Back in December 2013 I had a bad heart attack and had to be put on Xarelto because I had blood clots in the lower region of the heart. The left side of my back gets pains when I stand up for an hour or more and I can't get my shopping done because the pain gets bad and weakens my back and legs. Can this drug be what is causing this? I also get a nasty taste in my mouth when I am in bed and my urine is discolored and has a foul odor. There is no blood anywhere. ## Yes, it could be due to the Xarelto. The FDA does list it as being known to cause such side effects, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, and headache. Has there been any change? You might need to speak to your doctor about trying a different medication. This might not be the right one for you. Are you on any other m...
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xarelto fluid retention
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I had to take Xarelto due to two sinus venous thrombosis in my head. 8 weeks of heparin injections showed no side effects. But with the first day of taking Xarelto my body reacted by retaining water. Within the first three weeks I gained 24.46 lb hill exercising 5 times a week and eating as I always did. After retaining more and more water I stopped taking it after three months. I started with a weight of 120 lb at a height of 5''8 and now I weigh 157 lb. I have to ad that I started taking it in the middle of March and stopped taking it at the end of June. I was not able to loose any water/weight. I eat less than I always did before even while I exercise. All doctors couldn't find the one thing that changed through Xarelto. Has anybody ever experienced something like this wh...
Updated 3 days ago.
Can't afford Xarelto at all at $445 to $465 a month - approx
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Doctor put me on Xarelto for afib. They are giving me samples - but I looked up xarelto on Internet and it is $445 to 465 a month, approximately. Looked over the internet for help, got an Rx Savings Card from the doctor's office, which took off $18.03, and my insurance with Part D takes of 20%. If you get a manufacturer's coupon, it is for only one month. If you get some kind of low-cost help, it is for only one month, So I just cannot afford xarelto, and need to go to warfarin - I have to have something for Tier 1 or Tier 2 that I can afford. I had a hard time getting plavix because of the expense until they came out with a generic, BUT xarelto is more than twice as expensive at plavix was, AND I am almost 75 years old and on Social Security with a couple of small pensions. Foo...
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how long does xarelto remain in your blood stream
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I'm experiencing bleeding from rectal blood in stool. Every time I use the restroom for the last week there's been blood in my stool, dark red spots of blood. ## Hello, Jake! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If it is due to the Xarelto, it could take a week or two to fully stop and for things to return to normal. However, as listed by the NIH, there are other problems that could be cause this, so should make sure that you consult your doctor, for your own safety. Has there been a lot, or just small random spots? ## I was on Xarelto for 15 months but I had a bad fall and I had to stop because I can't stop bleeding from my vaginal and it's 3 weeks. Thank you,Chinta I'm 66 years old.b
Updated 12 days ago.
Xarelto and Lovenox
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I have been on Xarelto for 2 years for DVT my doctor said, I have to be on it indefinitely. My problem is, I have 2 pills left and my insurance has been cancelled. I'm in the process of getting new coverage but it takes 5 to 7 business days. Can I go without Xarelto for several days? Should I take a Lovenox inj. that was prescribed for me before I started taking Xarelto? Would this be a problem?
Updated 13 days ago.
7 weeks pregnant on Xarelto
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I'm on Xarelto and I've been taking it for 8 months. I just found out I'm 7 weeks pregnant, so I've stopped taking my pills for a week now until i get the inj's. Meanwhile, did I harm my unborn by taking this medication?
Updated 13 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Xarelto: (8 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50458-578 Xarelto 15 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-579 Xarelto 20 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-580 Xarelto 10 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-584 Xarelto Kit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 55154-1422 Xarelto 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-1423 Xarelto 20 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-1424 Xarelto 15 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 69189-0578 Xarelto 15 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Rivaroxaban or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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Xarelto Weight Gain I just started (09/29/2016) Xarelto - 15 mg 2x/day for a large DVT and multiple PE's. In one month I have ballooned ... 8 replies
Xarelto and Restless Leg Syndrome I have had RLS for as long as I can remember (33yr old female). However it only affected me once maybe twice a month and... 6 replies
Xarelto and pain What can I take for pain such as headache and/or menstrual cramps? Been on Xarelto for just under a week. ## Hello, Shar... 6 replies
Xarelto side effects I have been taking Xarelto 15mg x2/day for almost 3 weeks and will go onto 20mg/day next week for the remainder of 3 mon... 6 replies
xarelto cause leg pain burning Hi, I've been on xarelto for nearly 3 weeks. I started of with pressure & pain in the head then that went away. ... 5 replies
Xarelto - swelling in legs and feet I just started taking Xarelto a week ago. My feet and legs are swollen. What do I do? ## Hello, Shane! How are you? As r... 5 replies

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