Xarelto

Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: * July 1, 2011
Pharm Company: * JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
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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Xarelto and weight gain
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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...
Updated 7 days ago.
 
Stopping Xarelto
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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 feelings....as 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 10 days 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 14 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 17 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 19 days ago.
 
Bruising while on xarelto
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I'm on Xarelto, 20 mg daily for dvt. Noticed small bruises on back of leg with bruising around ankle. Trying to increase walking daily. Should I continue to walk with the bruises, or should I rest the leg?
Updated 20 days ago.
 
can you take a laxative while taking xarelto
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My name is kelvin I have been taking xarelto about months now I was wondering can I take a laxative ? ## Hello, Kelvin! How are you? Which laxative? I'm sorry, but I need more information in order to help you. Can you please post back and clarify? Thank you! The FDA lists the typical side effects of Xarelto as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. ## Can i take robaxin and dulcolax at the same time ?
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Diminished vision
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Since my last eye exam about 18 months ago my vision has gone from 20/20 to 20/40. Has anyone else experienced this as a side effect of Xarelto use. I have been on 20 mg per day for about 3 months. ## Hello, Helen! How are you? That is not listed by the FDA as a normal side effect of Xarelto. They are listed as typically including nausea, dizziness, headache, joint pain and bleeding. Are you on any other medications?
Updated 23 days ago.
 
Xarelto and back pain?
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My husband has just begun taking Xarelto after having a stroke and being hospitalized for 10 days. This is the third day and he was crippled with back pain last night. It didn't occur to me that this might be related to the drug until looking up possible side effects. We are totally unfamiliar with Xarelto; just wondering if I need to get immediate medical advice or if I can leave it a day or two, when we will see the doctor, and discuss it then? ## I am an rn. Please please please get your husband checked out as severe back pain could be indicative of internal bleeding from this drug. I'm not saying it is, but better to be safe than sorry.
Updated 29 days ago.
 
Leg burning, weakness, inability to walk
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My father started on Xarelto this past week for Afib and within 2 days gradually started developing bilateral thigh, groin and buttock burning/pain progressing to inability to walk 2 additional days later and severe pain. He is normally a very active person. Has anyone experienced this? ## Hello, Greg! How is your father doing? Has there been any change? The FDA does list those types of symptoms as being possible side effects. He may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Side effects are typically transient and go away with time, once your body gets used to a medication, however, given the severity, I think his doctor should be informed as this may not be the right medication for him. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi than...
Updated 1 month ago.
 

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.

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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