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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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pulmonary embolism/clots
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I'm hospitalized with clots around my lungs. 65, 2 x leuakimea survivor in remission for 16 years, lower back fused, upper disectomy,neck, partial thoracotomy, about 1/2 of one lung removed through my back. One Dr said warfin but cardiologist says xarelto? I take many meds due to abuse. They say that's not a problem. I also suffer a lot of pain and occasional migraines. They've reduced over the past few years. Any advice on the preferences? Warfin or Xarelta? I also live in a small town with a hospital not very well equipped. Almost 2 hours to nearest full hospital. Please advise? They want to switch me from the heparin injections tomorrow, 3-28-15. Thanks DW ## Hello, DW! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the medical problems you're having. Both are effective medic...
Updated 21 hours ago.
Question please
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I was put on Xarelto for 6 months because of a PE. My problem is that I gained 25 lbs, I have been off of it for over 5 months and still can.not.lose the weight and also I bruise so easy, makes me think it's still in my blood??? ## Hello, Melissa! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you're having. Those can be normal side effects of Xarelto, as listed by the FDA, along with nausea, dizziness and headache. However, they usually go away, after the medication is discontinued. Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted your doctor? You should definitely have the bruising checked out for your own safety. ## Thank you for replying. No I am not on any other meds. I did have labs checked and it showed my vitamin D was very low, I was put on 50, 000 units for a couple...
Updated 1 day ago.
Xalerto and Dental work
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Taking Xalerto 20mg 1x/day, on it for 2 months now. Having dental work done, a filling, possibly a crown instead. Take it with lunch. Advised to stop 2 days before, so stopping that days dose plus the day before, afternoon dental appt, then to start again day after dental appt. But may restart again day after see the dentist if only get a filling. Does all of this sound reasonable, afraid of getting a clot in that time, taking this for DVT's. Thanks for your response.
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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: 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 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...
Updated 2 days ago.
gas pains from 20 mg xarelto + leg tiredness
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Been on 20 mg of Xarelto for 5 days now for A-fib, I'm a Celiac and quite senstive to any drug causing gas and a change in my bowel movements. I also have noticed a tiredness in my legs. I'm 71 and quite active and would like to know if these side effects might diminish or subside? they told me that if they don't then I will need to change to a different newer A-fib drug. No bleeding problems. Thanks for may info and I know that there isn't much out there having to do with Celiac's taking this drug. ## The only thing you can really do is wait about 4 to 6 weeks to see if the side effects go away, once your body gets used to the medication. In most cases they are transient, but some people have continued to have problems with Xarelto and had to switch to something els...
Updated 3 days ago.
heart valve replacement and xarelto
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Is it safe to take Xarelto for afib if one has had heart valve replacement in the past ( cow valve)? ## Hello, Jhm! How are you? I have to admit that I don't know. There is a warning not to take it, if you have an artificial valve, but I'm not seeing anything about it with an animal valve. Did you discuss it with your doctor? Your pharmacist may also know more. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Xarelto as including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising.
Updated 5 days ago.
Xarelto and Vtamins?l
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Was prescribed Xarelto 15 mg 2x daily two weeks ago for blood clot in the leg. I would like to keep taking the viamins/ supplements that I always took before this - I.e., B complex, Vit. C 1000 mg, Calcium/Magnesium, Vit D 2000 IU, Co-enzyme Q 10 200 mg, Biosil and Lutein. My doc said "no", but didn't tell me why not. Can't find any info anywhere to determine abiut this. Xarelto manufacturer has no info on package insert. Pharmacist doesn't seem to know either. I have read on another website that apparently the maket did not test for interactions w. vitamins, so they don't know. Does anyone here have any futher info regarding this? I feel that I really need to be taking my vitamins! ## Hello, Claire! How are you? Some vitamins can cause blood thinning and other m...
Updated 5 days ago.
Mother took Too much Xarelto- 40mg
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Please answer if we should be worried about my mother accidentally taking her 20mg. of Xarelto and two hours later taking another 20 mg? She is 83 and on it for 2 years because of afib. Thx For a fast reply, I can't sleep worrying about her! ## @Kj, Sorry to hear about your mother accidentally taking more than prescribed. I hope she's feeling alright? From what I've read online, the maximum recommended dose of Xarelto is 20 mg once daily. I would strongly encourage you to call her doctor about this if it's not too late to see what he/she suggests as well in terms of how your mother would go about continuing her regular dosing regimen and what side effects could arise as a result of taking too much. Depending on your mother's reaction to the overdose, I'd also con...
Updated 10 days ago.
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!
Updated 14 days ago.

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