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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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Stiffness and Pain - hands
Hi all, I've been taking Xarelto for 6 weeks for a DVT in my calf (i'm in plaster with a broken ankle). I noticed some numbness and a strange tingling sensation in my pinky finger/ring finger in both hands. Since my dose was changed from 30 mg (15 mg x 2 daily) to 20 mg all of the joints in my fingers have become stiff and sore. The skin over the joints also feel a bit itchy??!! Has anyone else experienced symptoms like this? I'm just a bit worried as I have a family history of rheumatoid arthritis. I feel like i'm falling to bits at the seams at the moment, especially for a generally fit and healthy 31 year old female!
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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: 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 5 days ago.
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vaginal bleeding on xarelto
Hi I'm 25 on xarelto for about 2 weeks now. I was on coumadin for 7 months previously but I had vaginal bleeding constantly from about 3 1/2 months in. Doctors attributed it to side effects. Switched to xarelto started on a Sunday night 20mg Monday morning lots of vaginal bleeding (sorry if its tmi) now its been off and on. I also have an IUD my gyno cleared it as any infections or what not. I'm just wondering if any ladies dealt with this on xarelto. I start 10mg tonight so I hope it helps. This sucks it affects my relationship and everyday life! ## Hello, Danielle! How are you doing? I am very sorry about the problem that you're having. What I think we need to look at here is actually the combination of the Xarelto and your IUD. IUDs usually do cause irregular bleeding and...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Can I stop taking Xarelto
I need surgery for skin cancer. I have been taking Xarelto since March for Afib. I have waited over a week for my primary care doc to answer this question. Can I stop or do I have to be weaned off? ## Hello, Sandy! How are you? I'm very sorry about the skin cancer and hope that all turns out well. Usually, they have you stop taking it a few days, before surgery, but how long can depend on how complicated and in-depth your surgery will be. Thus, it would actually behoove you to ask your surgeon, they should be able to advise you on the matter. Xarelto is used to help prevent clotting and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, joint aches, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising.
Updated 14 days ago.
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xarelto fluid retention
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 14 days ago.
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Stopping Xarelto
I have been instructed to stop my 20mg a day after being on it for 6 months (2 PE's one in each lung at Xmas) and I have to say I am really worried and every little pain I think its come back. I have another 3 weeks to go until I got for a blood test to see if I am prone to clots however I am completely paranoid. Anyone else had the same the meds have been my comfort blanket for so long..... ## Have you had a hypercoagulability test? Mine revealed a Factor B Leiden gene mutation, so I will never stop taking blood thinners. If you can have that blood test, it will let you know if you have a tendency to clot. ## Do you mean Factor V Leiden? Been on 20 mg Xarelto since march 2014. Had double pneumonia in jan 2014 accompanied by DVT which threw clots to my lungs. In hospt...
Updated 15 days ago.
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How long does xarelto continue working in your system?
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 19 days ago.
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mirena and zarelto
currently i am taking fragmin for double PE. thursday i am to get mirena. friday i am to start xarelto. anyone have any advice? any better options out there? ## Hello, Michelle! How are you? This seems to be the preferred way to do it, the Mirena with a blood thinner, to prevent pregnancy and the possible dangers to having been on a blood thinner and having a miscarriage or giving birth. However, the Mirena has been known to cause irregular menstrual bleeding, which might be heavier while taking the Xarelto, so you do need to keep an eye on that and seek medical attention, if it gets very heavy. Side effects to Xarelto may include nausea, dizziness, muscle aches and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 20 days ago.
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blood transfusion
How long does it take for your blood to be thinned like it was before the blood transfusion ## Hello, Lisa! How are you? How long ago was the transfusion and how long have you been back on the Xarelto? It really should work in about the same time frame that it originally did, when you first started taking it. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and muscle pain.
Updated 22 days ago.
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taking Xarelto and left arm pain
Hello all..Sept 29,2014 I was put in the hospital for having 2 massive clots in my lungs. I was put on the small dose of Xarelto for 21 days taking them twice a day. Now I just started 2 days ago taking 20mg 1 time a day. I havent had any issues except for a pain that is in my left arm. What makes me a little worried is when I went into the hospital it was cause I was short of breath and a pain in my left arm.. So should I be worried or is it just a side effect? ## Hi Kendra, Sorry to hear about your troubles with those symptoms. Based on my research, "difficulty with breathing or swallowing" as well as "pain in the arm or leg" are both listed as possible side effects from taking Xarelto. Although arm pain itself is reportedly a less common side effect, difficulty breath...
Updated 22 days ago.
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