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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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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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can I stop Xarelto
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I have been on Xarelto for a little over 6 months after a PE. My doctor said sonograms show negative for any more blood clots in legs and follow up contrast ct shows clear and blood tests show no markers for predisposition for blood clots, I am 50 with no atrial defeib good blood pressure and strong heart although I am obese, I am afraid doctor wants to keep me on the drug, because of course it is the safe thing to do, what should I do? ## Hello, Dave! How are you? Have you discussed it with your doctor? Many people do just take it for a short period of time, until they are in the clear, then they are able to stop taking it. Are you have any problems with it, such as the side effects, that may include nausea, dizziness, headache and joint/muscle aches? Tapering it, with your doctor'...
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Xarelto and pain
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What can I take for pain such as headache and/or menstrual cramps? Been on Xarelto for just under a week. ## Hello, Sharon! How are you? You should check with your doctor, before taking anything, but you should be okay to take Tylenol. Just not any of the NSAIDs, such as Advil or Aleve, since they can increase the risk of bleeding. The FDA lists the typical side effects of Xarelto as possibly including nausea, dizziness, joint/muscle aches and easy bruising. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you for the response Verwon. I do have a couple of other questions. I'm chronically anemic and have heavy menstrual cycles. I am taking lots of iron to try and prevent having to have a blood transfusion if my period is heavier due to taking Xarelto. My doctor says it's ok to t...
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side effects on Xarelto
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Hi there I'm 45. F, After a Hysterectomy I discovered a pain in my back, after CT scan discovered a PV on my Lung. I was put on the 2 x 15mg xarelto and now on the 20mg for 6 mths. I now have 4 Months left to go and it is now when I am finding the side affects to be at their worst. Swollen/painful left foot, behind the knee, wrists, left side throat gland? and the dizzy spells, severe headaches, blurred vision. It's enough to keep me almost bed ridden! I have read the side effects on this sight and feel at ease, but I and planning on flying (24hr flight) and feel very anxious about it. As we will be living overseas for a year I'm also worried about just stopping the meds alone. but was advised to. any thoughts?? And any thoughts about flying back NOT on the Xarelto? Thanks in a
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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...
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xarelto and leg and stomach pain
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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? ## I have not had the "stomach cramping" however, after being on Xarelto since September 2014 I have gain 30lbs. My stomach is fully extended and painful. I can eat much food wit...
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Head Bumps
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On Xarelto for 3 weeks after being on Coumadin for many years. Do I need to worry about every little head bump with this medication. On meds for recent DVT and PE and bumped back of head while rising after getting something out of refrigerator. Don't want to be paranoid but don't want to ignore either. Where do I draw the line? ## Hello, Mike! How are you? Really, you should just try to be as careful as you can and, when you do bump your head like that, keep an eye on it for any bleeding or extreme bruising. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Thank you for the response! I am just new to Xarelto and a little anxious after my health scare. I just wanted to understand the risks. I had a certain comfort level with Coumadin and just want to have that same comfort level wit...
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can claritromicina be used with xarelto zetia metoprolol
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I am taking blood thinners, can I take Claritromicina (moxitral) ## Hi roger, According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, there IS a drug interaction between Clarithromycin (Claritromicina) and Xarelto (Rivaroxaban), having what they consider to be a "moderate potential" for interaction. Their report goes on to note that using these two drugs together may increase blood levels of Rivaroxaban and therefore an increased risk of its potential side effects as well. However it sounds to me like you can simply work with your doctor on adjusting the dosage to decrease this risk if need be. I also wanted to clarify that Moxitral is listed online as containing Amoxicillin + Clavulanate; a completely different antibiotic than Claritromicina (Clarithromycin). Hope this info hel...
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I've taken 3 x too much xarelto
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Hi , I know this sounds silly but I've taken 60 mg of xarelto today in error . I was taking 2x 15 mg per day and then got reduced to 1x 20 mg going forward . Should I be worried , I won't obviously take any tomorrow ?
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  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
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