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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weaning off xarelto 15 mg process
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at the age of 79 triple bypass at 83 showing a fib on halter monitor . 15 mg xarelto started. Last year (7/14/15), st jude clinical trial pacemaker placed in left ventricle doing well but since bypass (5 years previous) began having memory issue (dx early dementia) and taking nemantine (20 mg bid) and (10 mg qd) Aricept. uses inhaler two puffs (bid) Symbicort (not always compliant w this med) question (finally) quality of life affected w xarelto his primary dr didn't even understand why he was placed on the drug (since a massive amt of seniors are walking around with a fib and just on aspirin therapy. his cardiologist said he needed it. I just retired as an RN ed tripped one day and landed on his hip and had a massive bruise his hands are bruised he cant work in the garden he is becomi
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Headaches on xeralto??
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1 week on Xeralto for heart ablation. Was on waif in for 2 months no problems. Having bad headache before bed and waking up to them as well. Take 20mg Xeralto evening meal. This morning was just so frustrated never have headaches, do got on Internet and discovered could be xeralto. It is the only difference in meds. And other thing weird body order. Anyone experienced this? ## Hello, Selah! How are you? Yes, headaches can be a common side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. As to the unusual body odor, that can occur with virtually any medication, due to the way they affect your body chemistry. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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 reaction in my mouth
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I have been taking Xarelto for a month now and as soon as i take my pil, my tongue gets pimples and my lips become red. It is quite painful. ## Hello, Adrian! How are you doing? Has there been any change? You might be having an allergic reaction to the medication. Have you consulted your doctor? Have you experienced any swelling or trouble breathing, after taking it? The U.S. FDA lists those as being addition allergic reaction symptoms. Have you ever experienced cold sores? Some medications can cause a flare up of the virus that causes them. ## Yes i have seen my doctor and will be changing my pills next Sunday. I am going to start Eliquis. Just hope that these pills will make the difference as with both Warfarine and Xarelto the side effects were the same. Not sure if they are cold sor...
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Xarelto and Restless Leg Syndrome
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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 only ever at night for a few hours and was associated with physical fatigue or alcohol sessions (which were few and far between) and was controlled by taking a cold and flu nighttime tablet. Just over a month ago I collapsed at home with DVT and subsequent bilateral Pulmonary embolisms. In hospital I was on twice daily clexane inj's. and then discharged with Xarelto. Once I completed my script of oxynorm for the pain and it was out of my body my RLS has been unbearable...24/7, I cant get to sleep before 5-7am in the morning (when I suspect the Xarelto has worn off and due to take the next dose). This has been happening for 2 weeks straight, sitting on the floor ro...
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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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Extreme fatigue on Xarelto
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Hello, Hope someone can help. I've been hitting a wall of fatigue everyday about 1pm to the point where I need to take a 2 hour nap when my daughter is napping and its painful to wake up even after that. I take Xarelto everyday with dinner to treat a DVT. I've been on it 4 months. Is this a known side effect? I tested my theory when I started to realize this began after taking Xarelto and skipped a dose one evening. The following day I didn't need a nap and didnt have that same debilitating exhaustion. I'm only 34 this is no time to be this tired after a full nights sleep! It feels like a crash, an unnatural exhaustion. Thanks! AS ## Hi! Sorry about the problem that you're having. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a lot of side effect information on this...
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can you take a laxative while taking xarelto
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My name is kelvin I have been taking xarelto about months now I was wondering can I take a laxative ? ## Hello, Kelvin! How are you? Which laxative? I'm sorry, but I need more information in order to help you. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! The FDA lists the typical side effects of Xarelto as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. ## Can i take robaxin and dulcolax at the same time ? ## Hi I'm on a blood thinner called Xarelto ,20milagram tablets , I take once a day, I'm constipated and like to know what laxative I can use that will be safe with this medication.
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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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Leg burning, weakness, inability to walk
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My father started on Xarelto this past week for Afib and within 2 days gradually started developing bilateral thigh, groin and buttock burning/pain progressing to inability to walk 2 additional days later and severe pain. He is normally a very active person. Has anyone experienced this? ## Hello, Greg! How is your father doing? Has there been any change? The FDA does list those types of symptoms as being possible side effects. He may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Side effects are typically transient and go away with time, once your body gets used to a medication, however, given the severity, I think his doctor should be informed as this may not be the right medication for him. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi than...
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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)

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  • 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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