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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Woke up with black eye
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I woke up with a black eye. Hadn't had any trauma to eye. I've been feeling pain in my stomach and wake each morning with pain. I have lower back pain and doctors can't find anything wrong. My calf muscle get very tight more noticeable in the morning. I feel dizzy in head. Is it possible that xarelto is causing this? I've been on this drug for 2 years and in last six months these symptoms have been occurring. I have an irregular heart beat that's why I am on this drug. I'm seeing my doctor Wednesday and wondered would it be safe to take cartia instead. It's scared me that I have a black eye. ## Hello, Monique! How are you? Yes, that can happen to some people that take this medication. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible and most likely will have t...
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Stopped xarellto temporally?
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i am under doctors care and waiting for the results of my second di dimer test. After 6 months of taking it I am off it for about 10 days. I have bad knees today I woke up with pain and swelling don't know if it's my knees or another clot. Saturday no doctor. Can I restart the drug for a day or two?
Updated 4 hours ago.
xarelto and methotrexate?
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I have been taking Xarelto approx. one month for AFib. Taking this drug terrifies me! I also have a bad case of psoriasis. My dermatologist prescribed many different creams over time but they didn't help at all. Last week he suggested methotrexate but said I would need blood work including a TB blood evaluation. I am so undecided about what to do. Does anyone know of an alternative other than methotrexate for psoriasis? Both of these drugs have such serious side effects it scares me. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. ## Hi Mila, You asked about alternatives for psoriasis. I've been doing some research lately on Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin Seed Oil) for topical application as a psoriasis treatment. NIH posted some clinical studies indicating its use as a remedy for suc...
Updated 6 days ago.
Xarelto Extremeties Painful Falling Asleep Sensation
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Hello great tool and great forum! My name is Toby, I am 36 year old male whom was prescribed Xarelto due to Thrombosys Superficialius. It is painful as it is in my left thigh and is the size of my thigh. Outside of a year and half ago I was extremely health male whom life revolved around the gym where my 6'3" frame consistently weighed in at 250 with less than 10% body fat but after a complete Distal Bicep tendon rupture I have struggled to get an ounce of normalcy back in my health and life. I am writing due to conflicting feelings regarding Xarelto. I began taking Xarelto yesterday with the initial "starter pack" dose of 2 15mg pills daily. Last night was miserable can be defined as sleepless due to painful "falling asleep"sensation in extremities at night. Day...
Updated 8 days ago.
These blood thinners are deadly
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Once you start taking this you will be on it until blood walls thin, then you will be begin to bleed inside, then they will make you stop taking it, and you will have a stoke or heart attack, there are many other ways to thin your blood. These blood thinner drugs are poison. They did this to my Mother and Father, and my sister as well. Please save your life and find an alternative. A natural coarse is always the best coarse of action. ## OMG THIS IS HORRIBLE POST IF TRUE.... I feel like my day and possible life is ruined from your post you better be spot on with taking the responsibility to post such a commentary. ## You didn't indicate where you got your medical degree when you posted this opinion. I have confidence in our medical system, including the prescription blood thinners t...
Updated 17 days ago.
Xarelto and wierd pains
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Perhaps one month after starting Xarelto, 20mg, I had developed a sore neck and knot in the mid knuckle of my right hand. Within 60 days I have trouble walking, a severe pain right hip, right knee, left foot. and random pains elsewhere. I take it because of Afib, now controlled by pacemaker and an ablation. How do I get off this stuff? ## I've been taking xarelto for about a month from a dvt in my right leg , I also have developed a pain the left side of my neck... It's really bad it feels like I slept wrong but has not went away for a week now.. Just trying to figure out if it's the blood thinner? So worried ## Yes, this medication has been known to cause these types of issues as side effects, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increa...
Updated 18 days ago.
burning feet and hands
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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...
Updated 29 days ago.
Xarelto, Side Effects
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I am 36 years old with PE, multiple clots in both lungs, blockage to right valve of heart and DVT in left leg. I have no medical issues ever. My PE was diagnosed 3 weeks ago. My doctor put me on Xarelto. I am still on the 21 day, 15mg, 2x a day. I am lethargic, vomiting, severe night sweating, dizziness, blood in my stool, insane MIGRAINES and back aches. The bleeding side effects have landed me in the ER, 3x already. I really cant qualify which side effect is hitting me the worst. On top of it all this drug costs $316 a month and I am uninsured but employed. My financial status and insurance disqualify me for the free Xarelto plans. My doctors really believe this drug will most effectively and conveniently dissolve my clots. Can you offer a solution for free or discount Xarelto RX? Wil...
Updated 30 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...
Updated 1 month ago.
Xarelto Concerns?
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Anyone concerned about the new legal cases and their allegations? Woke up the one morning with calf pain, no swelling, redness or warmth. I knew enough to know i could not explain the leg pain and was in the car for about 6 hours the previous day and decided to go to the ER. Diagnosed with a small DVT in my right lower leg. Was told to take Xarelto for 3 months. No restrictions otherwise. Back to normal activity when my leg felt better. I have been on it for 4 weeks now. Just this morning, saw various commercials in regards to the new legal cases and their allegations of the dangers of taking Xarelto... Im freaking out! Anyone else concerned? ## Hello, Debbie! How are you? There are risks associated with all medications and such claims occur frequently, whenever a new one comes to marke...
Updated 1 month ago.

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: (7 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 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

Other drugs which contain Rivaroxaban or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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