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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Can Xarelto cause gas / flatulence?
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I began taking Xarelto again for a few weeks after my second incident of DVT and PE. Ever since I started taking it this time, I have noticed an increase in flatulence. Since this medication is the only thing that has changed in my life, besides the blood clots themselves, I am suspicious of it. Has anyone else experienced this and can simply taking gas medication take care of it. This has been a very embarrassing problem to have.
Updated 5 hours ago.
on and off xarelto
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had a superficial clot in my elbow due to inactivity in a arm sling. my doc put me on xarelto I was on it for 11 days when I bruised my knee The swelling was terrible with blood all the way up my leg to my butt and half way down my calf I went back to the doc after four days of pain He said the ultra sound showed my clot in the elbow was resolved but he took me off xarelto so the bleeding would stop in the leg bruise he said to come back in two weeks but others have said I need to go back on the blood thinner as soon as the swelling has gone down I am confused and frightened by all I read anyone have a clear opinion on this? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions, unless those others you've spoken to also have medical degrees. There can be risks associated wit...
Updated 2 days ago.
doc takes me off Xarelto after 2 weeks without replacement
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Had a blood clot in my elbow Doc put me on Xarelto Then I bruisied my knee and stayed on 15 mg Xarelto twice a day My bruise was extreme and not healing Doc then said NOT to take anymore Xarelto. I thought you weren't supposed to stop. What is your advice? The elbow clot is okay. But the knee is outrageously swollen and black and blue and yellow ## There can be risks to stopping it, but in some cases, it is necessary to do so. Has the bruise improved, yet? Your doctor may have wanted you to stop for awhile, to let it heal up, then try something else. Easy bruising is a typical side effect of such medications, as listed by the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness, headache and increased risk of bleeding. What type of doctor did you consult? Have you considered getting a second opinion? ...
Updated 4 days ago.
itching while on xarelto
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I have a rash in my body, mostly my legs. I have been on xarelto ones a day for about one month.It is very itchy I dont know if taking a benadryl will help. ## It would be best to check with your doctor. If it hasn't been worsening and you haven't also had hives, then the itching may be related to the effect Xarelto has on your circulation and not an allergy, which means Benadryl won't do much. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 days ago.
Peroid while on xarelto
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Had DTV a little over a month ago, which was confused with a pulled muscle for more then 10 days (the massages i did... When i wasnt even supposed to be walking) , finally went to doctors who also confirmed serious PE on both lungs. Was taking normal dosage 15mg 2 x day for 21 days and 20mg daily after that. My first period was normal while in my hospital stay levonox most of the time, my second started 3 days ago and it been one crime scene after another!!!!! bleeding seems to get worse in the hrs right after i take my daily dose. Should i split the pill and take it twice a day? I read online it has helped with other side effects, please help... Barely sleeping anymore... ## You are not the only one to have reported such an occurrence. Many other women have experienced the same thing a...
Updated 7 days ago.
How long does xarelto continue working in your system?
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I was on xarelto for 1month. I was taking 20 mg for a blood clot that developed from my mediport. The med caused me to itch so bad that I was switched to lovenox inj's. After three day of being on the lovenox I am still itching. It has mainly been my hands and my feet. How long do these medications work in your system for? ## Hello, Teresa! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If you were on the Xarelto for a month, it could take a week or so for the side effects and reaction to stop. However, you should be aware that the Lovenox could also cause itching, as a side effect, along with dizziness, headache and easy bruising. In many cases, it's due to the change it makes to your circulation. The same can occur with other medications that affect your ...
Updated 12 days ago.
Xarelto side effects
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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 months. I had a lower leg blood clot almost 3 wks ago. I have experienced some itching of my lower and upper legs and wonder whether it is something to worry about. I had thought that maybe the symptoms may relax when I go onto the lower dose. I chose Xeralto over Warfarin for the convenience of less blood checks and think I would prefer to remain on it. I have been unable to get through to the clinic or to speak to my doctor so will probably have to make an appointment but thought I would ask here and see if there was any advice available. I have also started with itching to one of my eyes yesterday though this may be due to a new cleanser which I have stopped using. Has...
Updated 12 days ago.
xarelto and white willow bark
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I was recently diagnosed A-fib, and I use Thrive supplements, which one of the igredients is white willow bark. is this dangerous, or can I not take xerelto and continue with Thrive, I love the product. It gives me energy and has helpled me lose some weight, and I'm sleeping great! ## Hello, Dave! How are you? Generally, anyone with impaired clotting, or who is on a medication like this that affects clotting should stay away from white willow bark, since it can also cause thinning. The FDA lists the typical side effects for Xarelto as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 15 days ago.
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...
Updated 15 days ago.
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 16 days ago.

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  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
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