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 (BAY 59-7939) is an oral anticoagulant invented and manufactured by Bayer;[3][4] in a number of countries it is marketed as Xarelto.[1] In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica.[5] 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 ...

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Doctor stopped my Xarelto today
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I've been taking xarelto since January. I saw a new doctor and he took me off of it. Will I have any side effects from stopping it?
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I've stopped taking xarelto and my heart pills for 20 days
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I've stopped taking xarelto and my heart medication (it's been twenty days). I never told my doctor and I don't plan on taking them ever. I'm still here, I've got no side effects, I'm 56 yrs old and I'm 350 lbs obese. I was put on them because my heart rate went to 233 beats a minute, an yes, I had artireal heart rythm. Oh, did I mention that I was on them for 18 months and I just went cold turkey? ## I've been on it for over three years at 20 mg due to a blood clot. I quit taking it on Monday per the hematologist. I've been having an annoying headache, and lots more energy. Once the headache is gone I think I'll feel like I used to three years ago. Has anyone had the headaches? Maybe it's not related.
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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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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...
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Xarelto and wierd pains
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Perhaps one month after starting Xarelto, 20mg, I had developed a sore neck and knot in the mid knuckle of my right hand. Within 60 days I have trouble walking, a severe pain right hip, right knee, left foot. and random pains elsewhere. I take it because of Afib, now controlled by pacemaker and an ablation. How do I get off this stuff? ## I've been taking xarelto for about a month from a dvt in my right leg , I also have developed a pain the left side of my neck... It's really bad it feels like I slept wrong but has not went away for a week now.. Just trying to figure out if it's the blood thinner? So worried ## Yes, this medication has been known to cause these types of issues as side effects, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increa...
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Xarelto and side effects versus when to stop...
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I had arthroscopic surgery on my Rt. Knee (meniscus) back on Sept.29, 2015. I am 48, non-smoker, non-drinker and had this same surgery for Miniscus tear prev. 8 yrs. ago. No issues 8 yrs ago on first surgery, but this past one from Sept. 2015- Bingo, all the symptoms and issues when my Rt calf began to swell. I had ortho appt on Oct. 21, 2015, and dr. said he feared a clot. He sent me directly to have an ultrasound, and wow I had 4 clots- 2 in upper leg and 2 in lower calf. I couldn't believe it. I was told to go to ER and I did- Herparin city- they started an IV and began pumping via a syringe- Heparin into my IV. Er doc said he needed to get a CT scan of my chest- suspecting clots in lungs and Bingo again-- 3 clots in my lungs- one on each lower lobe of lung, but biggest concern w...
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can xarelto cause a side effect called planter fasciitis
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I have been on Xarelto for just over 3 months. I have pain in my right heel that is extremely painful to walk on. A doctor diagnosed it as plantar fasciitis. Is this another side effect of Xarelto?
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Xarelto Weight Gain
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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 20+ lbs. My legs look like tree trunks, but feel like cement blocks. My arms and hands are swollen, and my stomach looks like I've been sucking on a helium tank. Now, to make matters worse, I started severe dizziness and nausea.....I couldn't walk a straight line if I was forced to!! I spoke with my cardiologist but he had no answers. Of course, I'm told it's probably my diet, but I know this is not the problem. This is what provoked me to search the internet. I'm obviously not the only one feeling like they should be floating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm calling my PCP tomorrow!! Best of health to everyone :) ## Hello, Nicole!...
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Xarelto interaction Primoteston Depot
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I have been on Xarelto for 4 years. Now suffering from a testosterone deficiency. I have read that one should not mix warfarin with Primoteston depot but can't find any guidance about Xarelto. Will these two meds have a negative interaction? ## Hey. Is anybody out there? Lol I would sincerely appreciate an answer as the testosterone issue is leaving me tired all the time even though I am in otherwise very good health. I am also in a foreign country where communication is quite difficult for me.
Updated 18 days ago.
Vivid dreams and nightmares
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Hi all, I have been taking Rivaroxaban (UK name for Xarelto) since November 2015 and I have a number of issues, most of which have been mentioned on here already, like joint pain and fatigue but on thing I don't see anyone else mention is having seriously vivid dreams, to the point where I wake up in a sweat and breathing rapidly with a fast heart rate too. Some dreams are quite violent or a bit gory, like I was being chased by Russians (FFS)! A few nights ago I dreamt I was picking hard skin off my feet, but the whole of the sole of my foot came away leaving raw red flesh! I cannot be alone, surely??? ## This medication has been known to cause sleep disorders and almost any medication risks causing vivid dreaming, so it's not really unusual. Other side effects, as listed by the...
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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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