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 a blood thinner which is taken by mouth. 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 normal within 24 hours, so once-daily dosing is ...

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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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Side effects after switching from Xarelto to Eliquis
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Since switching from xarelto to eliquis two years ago, I have been experiencing extreme bouts of sluggishness, itching and hives. Is that normal? ## I was switched to Eliquis low twice daily dose after 9 months on 20mg once daily Xarelto as i wanted to come off blood thinners altogether but specialist felt i was candidate for repeat blood clots due to age and other health factors. Dreadful experience - only on Eliquis 3 days before side effects of intense pins and needles all over body, pounding head, made me stop them. Back to Xarelto at specialist's insistence. Lesser side effects on Xarelto but still unhappy with feelings of weakness in legs, muddled thinking, loss of balance. Finally stopped Xarelto last month (my choice, not specialist's) and have slowly regained balance an...
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Xarelto causing smelly urine?
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Does anyone else have a similar symptom? I have been taking Xarelto for almost 2 years and I have noticed a change in smell of my urine. It is certainly quite foul and wondered if anyone else has suffered the same fate. I drink between 3 to 5 litres of fluids per day and do not drink coffee. My diet it pretty good and the colour is very light. I do not have diabetes. Any help would be gratefully received. ## OK, I could not figure out what in heavens was going on. I have all of the same systems. My Stomach is so large that I sit with my legs open. My leg are the same as you described. One thing I learned about the fluid in the legs is to lay down on your back and place your legs on the wall but the must be over your heart for about 20 mins. a day, this does help to get that fluid out. I...
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can xarelto cause weight loss
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I have been taking xarelto for 5 months and have lost 28 pounds without any change in diet. It's not a bad thing as I needed to lose some weight. I am assuming it is from the drug. Has this happened to anyone else?
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Surgery and Xarelto
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When stopping xarelto is it a process to quitting all of the sudden. I was told there were risk. I ask because I had 3 clots in the lungs and 3 in my legs about a month ago. But now I have a torn meniscus and need surgery The surgeon says ill have to be off the med for at least 7 days but my physician may think its too early
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Hemp seeds and Xarelto
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I take 20 mgs of xarelto daily. With this drug can I take raw shelled hemp seed? ## I would think so - raw shelled hemp seed is a consumable food grade product sold in grocery stores. It does not contain any of the psychoactive or medicinal aspects of cannabis. In fact, hemp seeds and hemp milk are known to be nutrient rich and good sources of protein, phosphorus, and more. I hope this helps! Do you have any other concerns about this? ## Thank you Roy for the information regarding XARELTO & HEMP HEART SEEDS. HELPFUL. ## You are very welcome Zoe! Just as a fun fact, I'm not sure if you knew this or where you are located, but hemp seeds are cultivated in a large scale in Manitoba, Canada. My place of birth is actually in that province but I'm living in the United States now. #...
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Scared to start Xarelto pill.
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Doctor wants me to start this twice a day(15mg= 30) due to clots in my leg and after reading all this blogging I am terrified to take it. I cant imagine gaining all my weight back and then some. I just got off Victoza cause I brought my sugar down from losing 20 lbs. That would really be a bummer, Then all these side effects and all the swelling and bloating too man oh man. I'm pretty scared to take the pill!...Wont ASPIRIN fix these clots?
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Xarelto and pain
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What can I take for pain such as headache and/or menstrual cramps? Been on Xarelto for just under a week. ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? You should check with your doctor, before taking anything, but you should be okay to take Tylenol. Just not any of the NSAIDs, such as Advil or Aleve, since they can increase the risk of bleeding. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Xarelto as possibly including nausea, dizziness, joint/muscle aches and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the response Verwon. I do have a couple of other questions. I'm chronically anemic and have heavy menstrual cycles. I am taking lots of iron to try and prevent having to have a blood transfusion if my period is heavier due to taking Xarelto. My doctor says it's ok to t...
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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 feelings....as 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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Xarelto and exercise and fatigue
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I have been on Xarelto for 4 months. I am trying to exercise but still feel so fatigued. I was very active before my DVT/PE ( 1/2 marathons, cycling, lifting) and just having a hard time feeling normal when exercising. Feel very out of breathe when only running 3-5 miles. Can't seem to run more than 5 miles now! Anyone else experience this? Also I have gained about 10 lbs and can't seem to lose it! Feeling very frustrated! ## Hello, CJ! How are you? Yes, those are known side effects of Xarelto, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience headache, increased risk of bleeding, easy bruising and joint.muscle aches. Can anyone that's been on it chime in with their experience? Some people have had to stop taking it, due to the side effects. ## CJ, my profile is similar to yours...
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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

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