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Xarelto

Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: July 1, 2011
Pharm Company: JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

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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.[2] 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 lasts 8–12 hours, but factor Xa activity does not return to normal within 24 hours so once-da...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivaroxaban

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using xarelto
i have just been put on xarelto and felt really unwell after the first 2 days.been on it 2 weeks feel like my head is in a vice and have no energy at all . i am 60 yoa and feel 90.gonna take my chances with theAF and change lifestyle ## Hello, Anne! How are you feeling? I am very sorry that the Xarelto made you so miserable. Many people have complained about similar side effects. However, there are other medications available to treat your condition, so you should speak to your doctor about trying an alternative. Has anyone else had a bad experience with Xarelto?
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XARELTO/BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS/FATIGUE
My father went down hill fast after being on xarelto for 4 months, he has debilitating fatigue. he can no longer stand with out help. he has been in the hospital twice in 2 months and each time had to have a transfusion of 2 units of whole blood each time. My question is this: Will the fatigue and internal bleeding stop after he stops taking xarelto. ## Hello, Scott! How is your dad doing? Yes, they should stop, after he switches to a different medication. It sounds like this just isn't the right one for him to take. It is an anticoagulant, so it can increase the risk of bleeding and many people taking it have complained about the fatigue. Has he spoken to his doctor about it?
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xarelto vs lonarid
Παινω το xarelto 20mg 1χαπι ημερησως , επειδη επαθα τενονττιδα στο δεξ γνατο μπορ ναπαιρνω ταυτχρονα και lonarid για παυσπονο ? Ευχαριστ Ν. Δμου
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Xarelto for 5 weeks. Woke up with a black eye.
I started taling xarelto 5/10/2014 after my 2nd DVT in my leg. The first DVT was in February 2013 and I was on xarelto until September of 2013. I had no major side effects. Today I woke up with a black eye. My eye was itchy the last few days and I am not sure if I rubbed it. The bruise runs from the corner of my eye, near where my eyeglasses rest and under the eye. No one hit me and I did not walk into anything. My vision is fine but my nerves are stressed. Does this sound serious? It's Sunday and so I can't talk to my Hemotologist. ## Hello, Mele! How are you doing? Have you had this checked out, yet? That sudden bruising might be the sign a dangerous level of blood thinning, so you need to be very careful. What dose do you take? Have you taken Aspirin or any other NSAIDs recen...
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burning feet and hands
I've recently experienced burning feet and hands. I've been on Zarelto for over a year. Is this a complication from the drug? ## Hi ajmediator, According to The US National Library of Medicine, "burning" sensations are listed as one of the more common general side effects of Xarelto. Ref: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045374/#DDIC603481.side_effects_section To my knowledge these types of side effects usually don't subside until you stop taking what's causing it to begin with. So if it doesn't appear to go away anytime soon or seems to have become more bothersome/severe overtime, I would definitely encourage you to contact your doctor about trying other treatment options. I hope this helps! ## I suspected Xarelto was causing my hand and feet burning. Thank...
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headache and tired on xarelto
I am 30 y/o and have been on xarelto for a month now due to a pe I have worked in the oilfield for 8 years with no problems of being tired at work since I have returned to work I have been really tired everyday half way into my 12 hour shift when I get a day off i can sleep for 12 and wake up for 2 or 3 hours and go back to sleep is this normal side effects of this medicine I can't find anything about it ## I have been on Xarelto a little over a month for a first time DVT in my leg. I am a fairly active 37 year old. I have been more tired than normal but not as tired as you describe. Of course, I have an 8-5 desk job which is less demanding than a 12 hour shift. I am not necessarily sleeping more, i am just low on energy. I am looking forward to getting healthy again and getting my ...
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Wafarin VS Xarelto
I've been taking Wafarin for three years and that has been agony. Regular blood tests, not always pleasant,and the drug itself, a derivative of rat poison was and is a crude preventive measure.. Yes I was scared of changing the routine but now I'm on Xarelto and I feel so much better. No dietary restrictions. Yes I was tired for a few days. The difference between Wafarin and Xraelto is that I can think.. Wafarin destroys the senses. Yes I was scared of the change, but so glad I did. ## Had been treated for lower lumbar problems with IV's now had double PE and was put on Xrealto wanting to know how long I have to go before I can have my next IV the back and leg pain is bad to were I can hardly walk. ## Hello, Reinhold! How are you? Oh, make no mistake, it is not a derivative ...
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xarelto/blurry vision
Hi i have been on xeralto since july 2014. i have extreme fatigue, weight gain,abdominal pain, occassional woozy spells with dizziness. now i am having blurred vision with my glasses on cant see happened while driving scared me. i drove very slow till i got home and it is still happening for 2days now. i do have a headache as well and going into deep sleep. any onr have.this. Oh yea at night my arms go to sleep and tingle alot. i dont take any other meds my body all ways has every side effect when i take them. i get so nauseated at time. i want off of.this. i have P.E.s....just wanted to share my ecperience. Namaste! ## Hello, Yvette! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Those symptoms sound concerning and may be the signs of a serious medical problem. Ha...
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Side Effect on Xarelto about Weight Gain
I have been on Xarelto for about a month and my weight went up 25 to 30 lbs. Before I was on Xarelto I was taking Warfin and I was gaining any extra weight. I haven't been prescripted nor taken any other medications then the medications that has prescripted to me. I would like to know is there anyone else having this problem. ## Hi Tammy, Even though weight gain is not actually listed as being a possible side effect, I've actually been seeing quite a few posts from other individuals tracing it back to Xarelto as well. Unfortunately I find that in these types of cases, it seems like the only other options are to make more drastic changes to your diet; exercise harder/longer; or just stop taking what's triggering it to begin with. If you don't want to go that route, you ca...
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xeralto and weight gain/fatigue
I'm on xeralto for over a year and a half for 2 dvts and one pulmonary embolism. I've gained some weight, 25 lbs but I am a huge eater, but more interesting I always have a very distended belly, some have mentioned this in the forum. It's not an easy choice as to any alternatives because vaginal I can get a clot and die very easily. Alternatives such as garlic, ginger, omega 3, vit e, are Clancy at best. So what is one to do? I'm extremely fatigued too. I didn't even think if this is because of the xeralto! Thanks all here, I love you all, we are in this together, it is a very New treatment for lupus hypercogulation which many of us have, a genetic disposition to clotting. ## Hello, David! How are you? Yes, the fatigue can also be a side effect of Xarelto, many other...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Rivaroxaban
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
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