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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 an 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 to 12 hours, but factor Xa activity does not return to normal within 24 hours so once-daily dosing is possib...

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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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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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Head Bumps
On Xarelto for 3 weeks after being on Coumadin for many years. Do I need to worry about every little head bump with this medication. On meds for recent DVT and PE and bumped back of head while rising after getting something out of refrigerator. Don't want to be paranoid but don't want to ignore either. Where do I draw the line? ## Hello, Mike! How are you? Really, you should just try to be as careful as you can and, when you do bump your head like that, keep an eye on it for any bleeding or extreme bruising. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Thank you for the response! I am just new to Xarelto and a little anxious after my health scare. I just wanted to understand the risks. I had a certain comfort level with Coumadin and just want to have that same comfort level wit...
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reactions from xarelto
Taking xarelto since 3/26/14 Developed bruise marks and extreme itchin gon my arms legs body and head. Is this normal. Taking xarelto forDVT and ## Hello, Marlee! How are you? Yes, many people have reported similar side effects from taking Xarelto. If these issues continue, or get worse, it could mean that it's just not the right medication for you to take and you may need to switch to something else. Are there any other questions or concerns?
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Leg swelling on Xarelto
I have been on Sintrom for 6 months after an incident of DVT and last week I switched to Xarelto taking 20mg/day. Since then I have noticed slight pain and swelling to my leg. Is this one of the side effects? Apart from that no other side effects are noticed... ## Hello, KZ! How are you? Yes, Xarelto can cause edema and muscle pain as side effects, along with nausea and increased risk of bleeding. You should have the edema checked out, as it may require treatment, or you may need to switch to a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with?
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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 ...
Updated 6 days ago.
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Stomach burning on Xeralto
What can I take in addition to omeprazole for stomach burning while taking Xeralto? Will lactaid tablet help in addition to omeprazole? Need temporary help. It;s weekend of the 4th.I read this on a forum but can't find it again to make sure it said lactaid. Please help . ## Hello, Pat! How are you? Did you find a solution, yet? If your stomach is burning that badly, it may be that this just isn't the right medication for you to take. You may need to switch to something else. How long have you been taking it and the Omeprazole?
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Xarelto and weight gain
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 side effects
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...
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xarelto blood in urine
Husband has been on Xarelto for a least two months. He has had a steady flow of very bloody urine, which the doctor is not concerned about for over 6 months. Last night and today he has no blood in the Urine, and goes very little. He has Retroperitoneal Fibrosis of the Ureter, Kidney, and Bladder. This is odd to us that all of a sudden the bleeding has stopped. ## I would suggest speaking to a urologist, rather than a general practitioner. A doctor should be concerned about any unusual bleeding, when he is on a medication like this, it shouldn't be ignored or brushed off. The fact that he's going very little, now, could also signify a problem and this needs to be checked out, as soon as possible. Is he on any other medications?
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xarelto and channel blockers
I have afib and after ep study they put me on xarelto and diltiazem cd. The channel blocker has completely kept my heart rhythms in check. I would like to get off the xarelto as I believe the joint pain in my hips and the lack of energy when I exercise is caused by the xarelto. My blood pressure is normal. Is the xarelto solely for stroke protection and will it be too dangerous to get off it? I am 73 and otherwise very healthy. ## Hello, Martin! How are you doing? Those side effects could be due to either medication, actually. The Xarelto is used to help prevent blood clots throughout your body, not just those that may cause a stroke. When you have A-fib, it can sometimes cause clots, so medications like this are often given. However, you should speak to your prescriber about the side e...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Rivaroxaban
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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