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Xarelto

Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: July 1, 2011
Pharm Company: JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
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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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 other medicine
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is there any medicines that shoul not be taken while taking xarelto? ## Hello, Rho! How are you? You should avoid anything that may cause additional blood thinning, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories. However, as to anything, I would need to know the specific medication you want to check, because there are far too many to list them all for you. Can you please post back with a list of the specific ones you want to check? Xarelto is classified by the FDA as a blood thinner, its typical side effects are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, easy bruising and increased risk of bleeding.
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xarelto and facial numbness
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is it a normal side effect to feel numbness in the face after taking xarelto? this is my 3rd day on the medication (15mg twice a day) after a lower calf DVT. ## Hi numb, Sorry to hear about the side effects you're experiencing. From what I could find, numbness is actually listed as one of the more common side effects of Xarelto on the webpage for the US National Library of Medicine at: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045374/#DDIC603481.side_effects_section They recommend contacting your doctor immediately if you experience such symptoms while taking Xarelto. So that's probably one of the first things I would do if I were in your position. Sometimes side effects like this do go away on their own over time, but if the symptoms have been too bothersome or persistent, it seems to ...
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Breathlessness after taking Xarelto for two months
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I switched from Warfarin to Xarelto two months ago as I was suffering severe hair loss. All was well until very recently as I have experienced moderate breathlessness. I have atrial fibrillation, LBBB, mild left ventricular impairment and thyroid problems. I have never suffered breathlessness previously and would be interested to find out if anyone else has experienced this whilst taking Xarelto. ## Yes. I have experienced breathlessness in the 6 months since I began xarelto and it has changed my life for the worse. I have mitral valve regurgitation and paroximal atrial fibrillation. Since beginning I have also experienced increased sweating with itching pimples and dizziness. Additionally I had a bad fall and broke a bone in both hands and tore the miniscus in my knee. The doctors igno...
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xarelto period
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Is it normal to have blood clots during period while taking xarelto? ## Yes, your period may also be heavier and last longer than usual. However, if it gets severely heavy and/or continues for too long of a time period, you should seek medical attention. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness, headache and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Leg and foot pain
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In October I had a PE and have been on Xarelto since. Currently I take 20mg per day and every other day constant pain in my legs and feet. Does any one have any suggestions? ## parish are you on any kind of diuretic/water pill? could be electrolyte imbalance it causes muscle aches, cramps and restless legs. eat some bananas, drink some Gatorade, v8 is great, and try a magnesium supplement. you can also take an Epsom salt bath, soak for about 10 to 15 min. the minerals and electrolytes begin absorbing immediately and the warm bath feels good. worth a try. hope this helps ## @Parrish, I don't mean to provoke any further concerns, but according to NIH.gov, experiencing pain in the legs is regarded as a potentially serious side effect that you should contact your doctor about immediatel...
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Xarelto dosage
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I took 15 mg for 21 days. Then doc wrote script for 6 mos of 15 mg again. I thought it was supposed to go up to 20 mg once a day. Does anyone ever take just 15 mg for the six month following the inital dosage? ## Hello, Judy! How are you? Actually, it depends what you're taking it to treat, in some cases the patient should remain on the 15mg dosage, but in others, they should be raised to 20mgs. What condition are you being treated for? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Xarelto as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising.
Updated 14 days ago.
 
xarelto and arthrotec
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I seem to be doing fine with the xarelto, but my arthritis is killing me without my prescription pain reliever, Arthrotec. Does anyone take arthrotec with Xarelto? If not, what pain killer can I take? I tried an opiod and it made me foggy and unsteady on my feet. I am sensitive to meds and arthrotec really helped me, which is why I miss it so much. ## Hi Judy, According to umm.edu's drug interaction checker, there ARE interactions listed between Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) and Arthrotec (Diclofenac sodium). The interaction goes on to state that taking these two drugs together may increase your risk of bleeding. Furthermore, they recommend contacting your doctor as soon as possible if you experience any of the following side effects, such as long lasting nose bleeds, dark or bloody vomit, ...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
Judy
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I seem to be doing fine with the xarelto, but my arthritis is killing me without my prescription pain reliever, Arthrotec. Does anyone take arthrotec with Xarelto? If not, what pain killer can I take? I tried an opiod and it made me foggy and unsteady on my feet. I am sensitive to meds and arthrotec really helped me, which is why I miss it so much. ## Hello, Judy! How are you doing? I'm very sorry that you're in pain. You can't take NSAIDs, such as Arthrotec with Xarelto, since they cause blood thinning. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, dizziness and headache. Which opiate did you try? Those can be normal side effects of them. They FDA lists them as being narcotic analgesics, so they have the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effec...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
on xarelto with hairloss and weight gain
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ive been anticoagulated for 8 years. recently switched from lovenox to xarrelto. i am hoping the weight gain and the hairloss will diminish as i am lifelong on an anticoagulent. does anybody else know if these side effects end? ## Hello, Beatrice! How are you? No, from what others have said who also experienced it, such side effects do not go away. Many people have actually been unhappy with Xarelto and had to switch off of it. It may also cause joint/muscle aches and headaches. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I forgot to tell you people that being on Xarelto also has caused me to lose my hair. This has never happened to me before.
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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...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Rivaroxaban
  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
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