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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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Xarelto side effect
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I m 33 H's of PE's. I started Xarelto approximately 2 weeks ago after being taken off Coumadin due to a bleed. I am starting to have a lot of back pain mostly on my left side and incredibly tired. Just wondering if others are experiencing this and if it is something to be concerned about. ## Hello, Jules! How are you? I'm sorry about the symptoms you're experiencing. It's always best to have such symptoms checked out to be safe, but yes, those are typical side effects reported to occur with Xarelto and many other people have posted about experiencing them, too. The FDA lists the other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, headache, dizziness, easy bruising and increased risk of bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with?
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stopping xarelto side effects
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I have been on xarelto for 2 & a half years for afib.....was recently taken off of it....I am having flu like symptoms.....headache, achiness & nausea... Could any of this be due to stopping the xarelto?
Updated 3 days ago.
xarelto side affects
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I am 41 year old female and had a P.E in Nov 2014 and moved from 15g x2 onto 20g once daily until now. didn't experience anything until 3 weeks ago when I was weaning off my anti depressants. i literally couldn't weight bare without falling over, pick up anything, or drive. began gaining weight at a considerable rate.Overnight becoming totally incapacitated. The most severe pain ever. Even the bed sheets would hurt. Bloods done. Can't find the cause. 6 days ago went back on anti depressants and now I can move around better. I can't walk more than a few meters or lift more than 10kg, drive more than 15 Mins without severe pain. it moves periodically to different sides of my body. Can't do gym, run, walk dog or look after 4 kids. feel exhausted all the time. gp given me 7
Updated 5 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 6 days ago.
Xarelto and back pain
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Hi, I'm 25 years old and about a month ago I was diagnosed with DVT due to the usage of Ortho Evra. I'm on 20mg of Xarelto once a day, and I've noticed lots of improvement. At first I was a little dizzy, now the dizziness has gone. But now I'm having back pain and stomach pain. Is this normal or should I see muy doctor about it?
Updated 7 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...
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Ran out of xarelto
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I have been on 20 mgs of xarelto for newly diagnosed afib once a day for one month. I didn't think about my refill and have run out of my medicine. I've called in for my refill but I won't get it for 2-3 more days. I've seen some things on the internet about stroke and have gotten worried. I use the Veterans Administration hospital for my medical so I can't just call my dr and pick up meds at a regular pharmacy. Should I be okay for a couple of days or should I go to the ER? Any information would be appreciated, thank you.
Updated 8 days ago.
factor v test
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doctor took me off of Coumadin and put on xarelto how long on xarelto before I can do factor v test.
Updated 10 days ago.
burning and pain in upper back and chest and bruising
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my son has been on xarelto since nov 2014 for dv in his right arm. anyone else have this problem? ## Hello, Vonnie! How is your son doing? Those are all listed among the typical side effects by the FDA, he may also experience increased risk of bleeding, constipation, headache, dizziness and urinary retention. If they are severe, he should speak to his doctor. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 11 days ago.
Xarelto acne and weight gain
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I have been taking xarelto for about 4 months post PE I have gained about 20 pounds and am breaking out horribly non stop especially on and around my nose occasionally have sharp pains in my arms and legs I too 15 mg twice day for first 3 weeks and now am taking 20 mg daily I seem tk be reading that 10 mg is the norm am I taking too much? I worry since this drug is so new ## Hello, Diana! How are you? Everything that you've listed can be normal side effects of it, except the break outs, I've not seen that listed anywhere. Are you on any other medications? And no, the normal doses are 15mgs twice daily or 20mgs once daily. ## I too have been suffering from acne and weight gain. I have them on my cheeks, neck and upper lip. I also have gained 12 lbs. I know my body very well and i...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
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