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Xarelto and Vitamins?

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 fatigue

I've been on xarelto for 2 months following dvt in my leg. I take 20 mg a day. In addition to almost constant headaches I now feel faint, tired, and my pinky finger feels numb. I really do not feel well. I would like to switch to Coumadin which I took many years ago after my first dvt and pe. Any one else experience similar symptoms? ## Hello, Jojo! How are you? Yes, many people have experience such side effects from Xarelto and they are listed among those that are commonly expected by the FDA. You may also experience joint/muscle aches, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. However, Coumadin risks causing very similar side effects, plus it requires the regular INR testing, which you don't have to do with Xarelto. How long you will be taking it? ## Can you take vitamin B...

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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? ## I've been feeling tired and emotional could this be from Xarelto? ## May be. I got very teary when I...

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Extreme fatigue on Xarelto

Hello, Hope someone can help. I've been hitting a wall of fatigue everyday about 1pm to the point where I need to take a 2 hour nap when my daughter is napping and its painful to wake up even after that. I take Xarelto everyday with dinner to treat a DVT. I've been on it 4 months. Is this a known side effect? I tested my theory when I started to realize this began after taking Xarelto and skipped a dose one evening. The following day I didn't need a nap and didnt have that same debilitating exhaustion. I'm only 34 this is no time to be this tired after a full nights sleep! It feels like a crash, an unnatural exhaustion. Thanks! ## Hi! Sorry about the problem that you're having. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a lot of side effect information on this dr...

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How long does Xarelto continue working in your system?

I was on xarelto for 1 month. 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? ## Hello, Teresa! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If you were on the Xarelto for a month, it could take a week or so for the side effects and reaction to stop. However, you should be aware that the Lovenox could also cause itching, as a side effect, along with dizziness, headache and easy bruising. In many cases, it's due to the change it makes to your circulation. The same can occur with other medications that affect your...

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can xarelto cause weight loss

I have been taking xarelto for 5 months and have lost 28 pounds without any change in diet. It's not a bad thing as I needed to lose some weight. I am assuming it is from the drug. Has this happened to anyone else? ## Hi Rob, I haven't found any record of weight loss on Xarelto's list of side effects from the US National Institute of Health. However they do list "loss of appetite" which could inherently bring about weight loss... The only discrepancy here is that you said you didn't change your diet... So if you're not eating less (from a loss of appetite) then that is definitely a mystery to me... If anything, at least it's good to hear that the weight loss has been a welcomed side effect. I just hope it all balances out when you reach that comfortable s...

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how long does xarelto remain in your blood stream

I'm experiencing rectal bleeding with blood in my stool. Every time I use the restroom for the last week there's been blood in my stool, dark red spots of blood. ## Hello, Jake! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. If it is due to the Xarelto, it could take a week or two to fully stop and for things to return to normal. However, as listed by the NIH, there are other problems that could be cause this, so should make sure that you consult your doctor, for your own safety. Has there been a lot, or just small random spots? ## I was on Xarelto for 15 months but I had a bad fall and I had to stop because I can't stop bleeding from my vaginal area and it's been 3 weeks. Thank you. I'm 66 years old. ## I take 20mg each day for blood thinning i...

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stopping xarelto due to bleeding

A fall produced a cut and abrasion. Bled for 5 days so stopped xarelto 15 mg/day. Had taken for 4 months for DVT. Am now on 5th day without xarelto. Blood is still oozing slightly but clotting well. Do I wait until the bleeding has stopped before restarting xarelto? Doctor is unavailable. ## I would get to some Doctor first and sooner the better. I thought I seen other bleeding problem posts but now can't find them. I worry about the possibility of internal bleeding, so far so good but seeing your post and others I think if a small cut won't stop bleeding in days then an internal bleed would be deadly ## While it is late now, if you're still on Xarelto or any blood thinner I'd recommend keeping some WoundSeal on hand. It's available on the internet and in many pharma...

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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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Serrapeptase and Xarelto

Can I take Serrapeptase pills when I'm taking Xarelto? Will it affect my blood thinners? ## Hello Kita, Due to Serrapeptase being a vitamin I was unable to find any conclusive evidence that there is a negative interraction between it and the Xarelto. I was able to find on the Serrapeptase manufacturing website a warning that states if you have a bleeding disorder that you should consult your doctor before taking Serrapeptase. I would advise that you discuss this with your doctor not only because of the Serrapeptase warning but also because both of these work towards preventing blood clotting. I would say it is a strong possibility that taking two medications that thin your blood and prevent blood clotting should likely not be taken together but only your medical professional would b...

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xarelto - can you stop it when you want

I have been on xarelto for 9 months for a PE i never had. I just seen a pulmonologist today and he said I didn't have a PE and I should stop taking them. I am very upset with my doctor and everyone that has taken care of me. My question is should I be worried about stopping them abruptly? ## Hello, Susan! How are you? There should be no reason to worry, since you've been given the all clear. As reported by the FDA, there may be some rebound blood thickening. Thus, it is best to check with your doctor first to make be sure whether or not there is a special procedure they want you to follow for stopping it. It's always better to extra cautious, when it comes to such things. How did you end up being diagnosed with a PE? ## Had some shortness of breath and a bad cough. Went to s...

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Xarelto and weight gain

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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Xarelto neck swelling with pain a and stiff neck

Hi, I am on Xarelto for three months due to a blood clot in the lower calf left leg. I have been suffering with a pain to the left side of my neck my the lymph node travelling down my left arm. Now my neck is getting stiff and I feel like I have a lump in my throat. Should I be concerned? ## I, too, have a blood clot in my right lower calve. I have chronic pain my lower back. Since commencing Xarelto on February 28, 2015, my back pain has TRIPLED! It was never these severe. I just keep assuming that it must be from my using 15mgs of Xarelto per day. I had to go to the ER last night, (Friday, March 13, 2015) as I was having such severe pain. The ER doctor told me that the pain could not be from Xarelto. I disagree. I have read that Xarelto can cause muscle pain. Hope this helps! ## Hello...

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Swelling after stopping xarelto

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...

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Xarelto and panic attacks

Does anyone get panic attacks from xarelto? My husband had severe attacks and the M.D. insists that it's not xarelto.

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xarelto fluid retention

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...

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Xarelto back pain

Within 3 days of taking 20mg of xarelto I could not move. Back pain, spasms and muscle stiffness was horrible. Informed cardiologist who disregarded my complaints. Have been off xarelto 8 months and still suffering from back pain and stiffness. It is unknown if this is permanent. I hope to God that is not the case. Xarelto has ruined my life. ## It would be very odd for medication side effects to last that long after stopping the medication, though the FDA does list them as possibly including headaches, joint pain, and muscle pain. Are you on any other medications? Is it possible that there may be some other cause for these issues? ## Hello, My husband is experiencing the same thing. He has since switched blood thinners. The pain is still so bad. Doctors say it’s potassium and mag...

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Xarelto with back, joint and muscle pain

If anyone else experienced these symptoms, how long after being off the xarelto did 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...

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Xarelto Weight Gain

I just started (09/29/2016) Xarelto - 15 mg 2x/day for a large DVT and multiple PE's. In one month I have ballooned 20+ lbs. My legs look like tree trunks, but feel like cement blocks. My arms and hands are swollen, and my stomach looks like I've been sucking on a helium tank. Now, to make matters worse, I started severe dizziness and nausea.....I couldn't walk a straight line if I was forced to!! I spoke with my cardiologist but he had no answers. Of course, I'm told it's probably my diet, but I know this is not the problem. This is what provoked me to search the internet. I'm obviously not the only one feeling like they should be floating in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I'm calling my PCP tomorrow!! Best of health to everyone :) ## Hello, Nicole!...

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Severe muscle pain and Xarelto

Took xarelto for 3 months after broken ankle and subsequent blood clot in calf. Developed severe, strange muscle pain in left shoulder blade, arm, elbow, neck, etc. Even went to ER because pain and tightness in left chest. Im 43 and pretty healthy otherwise. Been off it for 5 weeks with very little relief. Anyone else? How long does it stay in your sysem? ## Hello, ER! How are you doing? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. If it was a side effect of the Xarleto, it shouldn't still be an issue after you've been off of it for over a month. This has happened to people taking it, that is listed in the FDA medication information, but it usually stops, after someone is off of it for a few weeks. Are you on any other medications? Have you consulted your doctor?...

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