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Xarelto

Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: July 1, 2011
Pharm Company: JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

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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.[2] 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 lasts 8–12 hours, but factor Xa activity does not return to normal within 24 hours so once-da...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivaroxaban

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xarelto and dairy
Just started xarelto 8 days ago for dvt. I have a dairy intolerance and have begun getting esophageal spasms and stomach cramps again. (My normal reaction to dairy). i saw that xarelto contains lactose. Can I take a lactaid with it? If so how long before or after medicine? ## I don't think there should be an issue, since the lactose isn't an active ingredient, but I'd suggest double checking to be sure. However, you might just be experiencing some side effects from the Xarelto, many people have been complaining about experiencing odd ones, such as nausea, heartburn, GERD, joint aches and muscle aches. Has anyone else had a lactose intolerance issue from it?
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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 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...
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fatigue/ bloated
I was put on xarelto 5 days ago for a clot in my leg. They can't figure why I got it. So are testing for all sorts of things. As a mother of three I am very busy and the xarelto seems to be making me even more tired and my stomach looks like I'm 8months prego again!!!!! Why is this happening? I heard this drug is way better than any other. What will I and all the others do if its doing all these awful side affects. P.s I'm scared to see what my period will be like.! Anyone else's get worse? ## Hello, Dee! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problems that you've been having. Those can be side effects of this medication, many people have been complaining about similar experiences and a lot had to switch to different medications. And yes, there have been rep...
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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...
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xarelto and leg and stomach pain
I was on Coumadin for 7 yrs and doc offered xarelto with no testing. I've been on it a month and terrible stomach burning that makes me doubke over and constant leg cramps. ## Hello, Susanne! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems that you're having. However, you are not the first person to report such issues with Xarelto. There have been many complaints about it and quite a few people had to stop taking it. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, increased risk of bleeding and headache. Have you tried anything to alleviate the stomach issue? Are you taking it on an empty stomach?
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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?
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XARELTO INTERACTION
IM TAKING 15mg. of XARELTO.... IS THERE ANY INTERACTION OF XARELTO AND CIPROFLOXACIN ....?
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Xarelto and Caffeine
I have found that I am more tired than usual and can/need sleep for extended periods since I have started Xarelto. I attempted to take caffeine pills in the morning to help me wake up only to notice after taking the caffeine pills I begun to have bleeding during bowel movements. When I stop taking the caffeine pills the bleeding really subsides to nearly non-existent. ## Hi Eric, Sorry to hear about your recent experience with bleeding during bowel movements. From what I could gather, there don't appear to be any interactions listed between caffeine and Xarelto (rivaroxaban). However, you might be surprised to know that Xarelto does actually list "bloody stools" as one of its more common side effects at: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045374/#DDIC603481.side_effects_secti...
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using xarelto
i have just been put on xarelto and felt really unwell after the first 2 days.been on it 2 weeks feel like my head is in a vice and have no energy at all . i am 60 yoa and feel 90.gonna take my chances with theAF and change lifestyle ## Hello, Anne! How are you feeling? I am very sorry that the Xarelto made you so miserable. Many people have complained about similar side effects. However, there are other medications available to treat your condition, so you should speak to your doctor about trying an alternative. Has anyone else had a bad experience with Xarelto?
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XARELTO/BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS/FATIGUE
My father went down hill fast after being on xarelto for 4 months, he has debilitating fatigue. he can no longer stand with out help. he has been in the hospital twice in 2 months and each time had to have a transfusion of 2 units of whole blood each time. My question is this: Will the fatigue and internal bleeding stop after he stops taking xarelto. ## Hello, Scott! How is your dad doing? Yes, they should stop, after he switches to a different medication. It sounds like this just isn't the right one for him to take. It is an anticoagulant, so it can increase the risk of bleeding and many people taking it have complained about the fatigue. Has he spoken to his doctor about it?
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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.

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