Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: * July 1, 2011
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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THEY THINK I HAD A LIGHT STROKE AND I WAS ON THIS MED FOR A WHILE ## Hello, Bee! How are you? The FDA classifies this medication as a blood thinner. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. It takes anywhere from 25 to 54 hours. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Ran out of xarelto
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I have been on 20 mgs of xarelto for newly diagnosed afib once a day for one month. I didn't think about my refill and have run out of my medicine. I've called in for my refill but I won't get it for 2-3 more days. I've seen some things on the internet about stroke and have gotten worried. I use the Veterans Administration hospital for my medical so I can't just call my dr and pick up meds at a regular pharmacy. Should I be okay for a couple of days or should I go to the ER? Any information would be appreciated, thank you. ## Hello, CW! How are you? In such cases, it's always best to give your doctor a call to see what they advise that you do, since there can be risks associated with stopping it abruptly or missing doses. The FDA lists the typical side effects of...
Updated 4 days ago.
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 4 days ago.
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?...
Updated 7 days ago.
Leg swelling on Xarelto
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I have been on Sintrom for 6 months after an incident of DVT and last week I switched to Xarelto taking 20mg/day. Since then I have noticed slight pain and swelling to my leg. Is this one of the side effects? Apart from that no other side effects are noticed... ## Hello, KZ! How are you? Yes, Xarelto can cause edema and muscle pain as side effects, along with nausea and increased risk of bleeding. You should have the edema checked out, as it may require treatment, or you may need to switch to a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Started taking Xarelto @ month ago. Just noticed swelling in both legs, no pain just swelling from knee' down to ankles. Also a oozing sore on one leg
Updated 7 days ago.
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. ## CJ, my profile is similar to yours...
Updated 8 days ago.
Finished 3 months on Xarelto
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I took a 3 month course of Xarelto to clear a DVT following an extended hospital visit. I took the last dose 3 days ago. I have had severe lower back ache and a headache since stopping. Is this coincidence or cold it be related? I was in the hospital with severe anemia and am still fighting to get my iron back up. Blood count is in normal range after transfusions. ## Hello, Lee! How are you? No, those are normal withdrawal effects, many people have reported such symptoms, after finishing their course of treatment. As listed by the FDA, you may also experience diarrhea and dizziness. If they continue past a few weeks, or get worse, you should consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 9 days ago.
rupture de stock xarelto a thionville
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j'ai eu en début d'année une thrombose déclancheur d'une empolie bipulmonaire je m'en suis sorti de justesse de ce fait xarelto 20mg m'a été prescrit maintenant on me dit dans les officines que la quantité pour cette année est au niveau maximun c'est quoi cette histoire on dirait une histoire de quota comme les vins nous prendrez t'on pour des droguées en attendant on m'a donné xarelto 10mg 2 prises pour compenser on ma meme dit que ca n'est pas grave si je m'abstient 2 a 3 jour me prendrer t'on pour un cobaye .je n'ai aucun probléme pour le moment ni aucun inconvénient a suivre je fait des prises de sang tous les trois mois car il parait que rein et foie peuvent prendre un coup on ver...
Updated 22 days ago.
Pulmonary embolism/
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I am a 60 year old female with scleroderma, my lungs are affected and the capacity is reduced, I was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism after I had the flu , I feel I was missed diagnosed, I have had the same problem before, however I was on vacation and my specialist was not available. After two visits to the ER it was decided that I had a pulmonary embolism in both lungs??, I was put on Xeralto and sent home. Two days after I woke up with my left leg swollen and in pain, I was rushed back to the ER, did an ultrasound that showed no clot , and was diagnosed with deep vain thrombosis. I have taken Xarelto 15 mg twice a day , my head hurts, itches and I am anxious. My lower extremities hurt, fatigue . I had another Doppler on left leg done and it showed no clot. Is there any way possible ...
Updated 22 days ago.
Swelling after stopping xarelto
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I was prescribed xarelto 20 mg for 20 days following foot surgery, due to a history of a clot in my calf, took last pill day before yesterday and my whole body, but especially my foot is swollen and retaining fluid I am fatigued and sore. I also have a superficial infection on the end of my Inscision and taking antibiotic might go to ER if it doesn't improve. Looks like lots of fluid retention. ## Hello, Christy! How are you doing? Has there been any improvement, yet? From what others have reported, this is a common effect from stopping Xarelto. Some people also experience fatigue, diarrhea and headache, as listed by the FDA. In most cases, the edema goes away on its own, but some people do need to take diuretics for awhile. ## I stop xarelto yesterday,today i noticed i didn't g...
Updated 23 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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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