Xarelto With Back, Joint And Muscle Pain

Jm0102 Says:

If anyone else experienced these symptoms, how long after being off the xarelto did symptoms go away?

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David Says:

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?

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Carole Says:

I have discussed the back pain and hip and shoulder pain with my primary doctor and my hematologist. I take Xarelto due to clots in my left leg post surgery. I also had a stroke back in 2009. The joint and muscle aches began a week after starting this drug. When I mention Xarelto being the cause of this pain, both my primary doctor and my hematologist brushed it off as my imagination. I know it's the Xarelto because I was taking it from the summer into the late fall 2014. When I stopped, the joint and muscle pain ceased. Now that I'm back on it due to a new and larger clot, the pains have started again.

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Anne Says:

I read your post. I am taking Xarelto & I have severe arthritis with horrible pain in my left hip & now my knee. Prior to taking this medication I had onset arthritis. Now I have severe. I am sure it has something to do with this medication. My doctor says no. I am going to do more research on this. I did not like what I read about this medication prior to taking it...but my doctor said it is safe. My pharmacist said it has several side effects & also did not think I should take this medication. I feel like I am caught between a rock & a hard place. I am so sure my New Hip Pain & Knee Pain are related to Xarelto! I go back to my doctor in April, I am going to ask to be taken off the Xarelto & try something else. Good Luck to you!

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JES Says:

I normally have excruciating sacroiliac joint pain. I had a bilateral sacroiliac joint surgery that failed. Now I have a blood clot in the calve of my right leg. Ever since I started Xarelto, my pain has increased ten-fold. I, also, am having acute muscle pain in my upper back. I take 20mgs per day. I am miserable. I see a new primary doctor tomorrow. I hope that he will switch me to some other kind of blood thinner, one that does not create muscle or back pain.

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JES response Says:

JES- I had a knee replacement in 11/14 and was put on Xaralto after a pulmonary embolism. The first month ok, into the second month, I developed joint pain and then severe muscle pain. I discontinued the Xaralto and it took about three months for the pain to subside. I now give myself a shot daily of Fondaparimux (injectible blood thinner), and other than the crummy shot, there is no more pain. I had also tried Warfarin, and that cause similar joint pain. Press your doctor to change your meds.

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Carole Says:

Since I had so much pain with Xarelto, I was put on Eliquis. At first, no problems. Then, by the end of the 2nd week, the same joint pains started. I have had 2 knee replacements and neither knee hurt afterwards until I started on Xarelto and now Eliquis. So my knees are back hurting again. It's been 2 years and when I go out I still use my cane, but not around my home. Xarelto and Eliquis...both cause joint pain.

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Lmo Says:

I am a 49yr old female That had a DVT that caused two lateral PE. I was put on xarelto and by the 3rd week I too started with the back pain first then the hip joint pain came by the 2nd month. When I sit for a period of time it is so hard to get up and moving. I just cant figure out how a blood thinner can do all these different side effects its maddening!

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hannah Says:

yes...about the eliquis...but they say nothing? my best friend was put on xarelto the other day, and i told her not to take it....i will be keeping track of her pains...this is getting ridiculous

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thinking Says:

I have the same response to all the tableted blood thinners and all tableted meds so I wonder if the muscle pain could be an allergy to inactive ingredients?

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Samanatha Says:

I have been on Xarelto for 4 months now for a blood clot caused by a nurse who blew out my vein in an ER. I know my back pain is caused by the Xarelto, but what I need to know is how long it's going to take for it to go away after I'm off of them? I still have 3 days left of the pills, so I really want to know when I can look forward to my back not hurting? Sometimes it's like labor pains... Someone please answer me.

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Marlene Says:

I have had severe back and joint pain since taking xarelto. Tylenol is worthless. What do I do? This pain is so bad I cannot sleep, I cannot play golf. It hurts to walk and I used to walk 10 miles a day. My doctor pooh poohs it.

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Linda Says:

My husband has been on xarelto for A-fib for 8 months now. He can hardly walk, has terrible joint and leg pain & he doesn't want to have another stroke, but the leg and back pain are too much... What can we do? He is going for steroid shots... desperate.

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Does anyone have acute and chronic back pain while taking Xarelto?

Can Xarelto be titrated?

Can you switch to Eliquis?

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Hefina Says:

Does anyone who is on Xarelto suffer bad headaches and dizziness? I was really well before these clots apart from the dry cough. Some say it doesn’t cause a cough but I read more about it it does cause a cough. But the headaches and dizziness are getting more troublesome I don’t feel safe to drive any more. Should I cancel my dental appointment on Monday for a filling, but if they find it too big a hole they might have to take it out,and the bleeding worries me.

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Hefina Says:

Re: Hefina (# 14) Expand Referenced Message

After reading all these side effects I didn’t mention my leg pains, I had a knee replacement 5 years ago with no problems at all until I started on Xarelto. Something has to be done to stop these side effects going on forever. Both my knees are painful. I cannot get up from a sitting position without much pain.

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Gina Says:

I developed muscle pain in my legs after taking Xarelto. Has anyone ever just stopped taking this med? I think I won’t take it tonight. I called my cardiologist to report my symptoms. Maybe Coumadin has less severe side effects... Anyone know?

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thinking Says:

Re: Gina (# 16) Expand Referenced Message

Yes I've tried xarelto, twice, both times experiencing muscle/nerve pain. The Drs say it is just a trial process, so I've trialed all the anticoagulants. For me they seem to be fine for a while and then the pain begins. As I have posted before, I believe there is an allergic component for me. As I have experienced clots three times in the last decade, Drs keep me in fear mode when not on meds, but the meds make me hurt bad enough, its just not worth it. Trying to get testing for med allergies at this time.

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Hefina Says:

Hi. I’m back and I’m experiencing more side effects of Xarelto. The headaches & dizziness have gone away for now!! But my knees are still hurting especially when I try to get up. The latest I’m experiencing is stomach problems. Makes me terribly depressed. I have burping, bloated stomach and I feel fat, the weight I have put on is unbelieavable. I climbed my first steps this week and I was worried i would not be able to breath like I did the first time I had the clots in my lungs. I could breathe but had a tight feeling in my chest. I’m tearful, depressed and have feelings of despair. My family tries to keep me positive, but I’m not hopeful of it getting better soon. I’m going to see my GP after the new year. I hope I will not break out in tears which is often these days. There must be another way to deal with these clots... What about coated aspirin?

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Hefina Says:

Re: Gina (# 16) Expand Referenced Message

You just cannot stop these tablets as you like, please check with your GP. Otherwise you could feel worse.
What about the injections for blood thinners ,ask your GP. If you read through these comments someone did that and they found it OK painwise.

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Kelly Says:

Re: Hefina (# 18) Expand Referenced Message

Hi Hun I've been taking these blood thinning tablet for 6 months now. Since October been getting lower back pain and bloated ness in my stomach. Can not wait to go for my review in January to come off them. Felt so rubbish being on them. Good luck xx

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