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;[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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Xeralto with back, joint and muscle pain
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If anyone else experienced these symptoms how long after being off the xeraltomdid symptoms go away? ## According to the US National Library of Medicine, all of the side effects you mentioned are typical of Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). They actually list "back pain" as one of the more common side effects patients experience, along with "arm/leg pain" being less common. It also goes on to list "joint or muscle pain", but declares it under a category called "incidence not known". Ref: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045374/#DDIC603481.side_effects_section From my perspective, I'd say the severity of these symptoms could potentially outweigh the benefits of the medication itself. Have you had a chance to sit down with your doctor and go over any of this yet?...
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Xarelto side effects. (tinnitus and more)
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Hello to anyone interested. I have been taking Xarelto for 3 months. 20mg once a day for DVT and P.E's post knee replacement. Started searching for possible effects of the drug and have found that many people seem to have similar side effects to mine. First surprise was sudden nose bleeds. Was warned that I may get a rash or itches, and I certainly do. Bruising for no apparent reason also and increased back pain (although to be fair I do have severe spinal issues) but probably the most annoying thing is very loud ringing in my ears (tinnitus), more so in one side. I'm pretty sure that we are not just imagining this stuff folks, and for those professionals that downplay the tinnitus, it is no joke! It is making life quite difficult. Head aches (some quite severe) are also a problem
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Stiffness and Pain - hands
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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! ## I have a broken ankle.- did it 3 wks ago. 1 week later after continuous calf cramps got a blood clot. I am taking xarelto twice daily. Only my 4 th pi...
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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 m...
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Tinnitus - ringing in ears
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Please can somebody tell me if this blood thinner can cause tinnitus? A few doctors i've spoke to say it shouldn't but it's only been while i've been on this medication? Almost 3 months now. Hope someone can help x ## I am also experiencing constant ringing in my right ear since starting Xarelto six weeks ago for a PE. The nurse practitioners at the hospital clinic I am going to are downplaying the significance of this apparent side effect. But it is real, and only started once I began the medication. The sooner I get off this stuff, the better. Can't wait. ## Hello, Sarah and Steve! How are you both? I'm very sorry about the problem you're both having. No, tinnitus is not listed as possible side effect by the FDA. However, this medication does risk causing c...
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Xarelto neck swelling with pain a and stiff neck
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Hi, I am on Xarelto for three months due to a blood clot in the lower calf left leg. I have been suffering with a pain to the left side of my neck my the lymph node travelling down my left arm. Now my neck is getting stiff and I feel like I have a lump in my throat. Should I be concerned? ## I, too, have a blood clot in my right lower calve. I have chronic pain my lower back. Since commencing Xarelto on February 28, 2015, my back pain has TRIPLED! It was never these severe. I just keep assuming that it must be from my using 15mgs of Xarelto per day. I had to go to the ER last night, (Friday, March 13, 2015) as I was having such severe pain. The ER doctor told me that the pain could not be from Xarelto. I disagree. I have read that Xarelto can cause muscle pain. Hope this helps! ## Hello...
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Hello there. In Feb this year I developed shortness of breath and chest pains for 2 days, before I could travel to the city for medical help (I was on a project in a remote part of Kenya) The doctors said I had what was then diagnosed as Pulmonary Embolism, though no clots were seen after all scans. I was also diagnosed with Acute Pneumonia as well. I was admitted for 8 days and then put on 20mg Xarelto for 6 months. I am due to come off the medication in August. I was back running (5 km every morning) and to the gym from May, and apart from acne on my face I really have had no side effects. My Cardiologist says it is likely bacterial infection from Pneumonia is what triggered my condition, and we will really never know if there were clots in the first place, or if they got dissolved by...
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Xarelto and exercise and fatigue
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I have been on Xarelto for 4 months. I am trying to exercise but still feel so fatigued. I was very active before my DVT/PE ( 1/2 marathons, cycling, lifting) and just having a hard time feeling normal when exercising. Feel very out of breathe when only running 3-5 miles. Can't seem to run more than 5 miles now! Anyone else experience this? Also I have gained about 10 lbs and can't seem to lose it! Feeling very frustrated! ## Hello, CJ! How are you? Yes, those are known side effects of Xarelto, as listed by the FDA. You may also experience headache, increased risk of bleeding, easy bruising and joint.muscle aches. Can anyone that's been on it chime in with their experience? Some people have had to stop taking it, due to the side effects.
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Reducing dosage of Xarelto
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I have had 2 strokes (2007 & 2014) & a DVT (2013). I am on Xarelto 20mg now for about 17 months. For the last several months I have been noticeably more fatigued, tired, weak... I have pain in my muscles & joints. Would these symptoms be less if I was on a lower dose of Xarelto, perhaps the 10mg? I am way healthier overall now than I was when these incidents occurred.
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clogged up ears caused by congestion
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I have been experiencing clogged up ears which feels like congestion for over two years now. I have seen three ENT's and have had three hearing tests. My right ear has 95 percent hearing but my left is lower. I finally purchased one hearing aid for my left ear and was told that I didn't need one for the right. However, although the hearing aid does make things louder, I still have the congested feeling in both ears and appears that changes in atmosphere or pressure makes i worse. I have been diagnosed with Eustation Tube Dysfunction but I still don't think that is the problem . I started experiencing the problem two years ago while treating bronchitis. It has never left me. It there a solution to this problem? I know it doesn't have to to with a drug issue but can you he...
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