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Xarelto causing smelly urine?

Does anyone else have a similar symptom? I have been taking Xarelto for almost 2 years and I have noticed a change in smell of my urine. It is certainly quite foul and wondered if anyone else has suffered the same fate. I drink between 3 to 5 litres of fluids per day and do not drink coffee. My diet it pretty good and the colour is very light. I do not have diabetes. Any help would be gratefully received. ## OK, I could not figure out what in heavens was going on. I have all of the same systems. My Stomach is so large that I sit with my legs open. My leg are the same as you described. One thing I learned about the fluid in the legs is to lay down on your back and place your legs on the wall but the must be over your heart for about 20 mins. a day, this does help to get that fluid out. 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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Changing from Aspirin to Xarelto and Clopidogrel

I have 3 stents (seven years) and a heart valve replacement (5 years) but have thin blood, which can cause nose bleeds and prolonged bleeding after cuts or injuries. So my cardiologist put me on Aspirin rather than Warfarin to help prevent blood clots/stroke. Since then I have had only a handful of minor heart issues (palpitations but no chest pain, heart attack or stroke). My cardiologist recently retired and my new specialist has insisted that I need to replace the Aspirin with a combination of Xarelto and Clopidogrel. I fear if i make this change I will have serious side effects, including serious nose bleeds (I once spent 3 days in hospital with a nose bleed). If I choose to stay on the Asprin will I be at serious risk of having a stroke? ## You could ask them to check your clotting...

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Jessica's Pharmacy in Progreso, Mexico

We have been coming to Jessica's Pharmacy in Progreso, Mexico for many years but now we are trying to get a hold of them by phone to find out if they have a certain medicine or not there. Please can anyone provide me with a telephone number to Jessica's Pharmacy? ## I have a number on a card from them but it appears to be out of service... (956) xxx-xxxx {edited for privacy} ## Can you tell me if Jessica's Pharmacy in Progreso, Mexico carries any of the following medications: Xarelto 20 mg Sildenafil 100mg Voltaren Gel 1% 100g Acxion 30mg (30 tabs) Methimazole 5mg 20 tabs ## I am looking for the medication Corlanor. If Jessica's Pharmacy in Progreso Mexico carries it, can you please tell me how much it costs? Thank you. ## Does Jessica's Pharmacy carry this product? ...

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Xarelto and Restless Leg Syndrome

I have had RLS for as long as I can remember (33yr old female). However it only affected me once maybe twice a month and only ever at night for a few hours and was associated with physical fatigue or alcohol sessions (which were few and far between) and was controlled by taking a cold and flu nighttime tablet. Just over a month ago I collapsed at home with DVT and subsequent bilateral Pulmonary embolisms. In hospital I was on twice daily clexane inj's. and then discharged with Xarelto. Once I completed my script of oxynorm for the pain and it was out of my body my RLS has been unbearable...24/7, I cant get to sleep before 5-7am in the morning (when I suspect the Xarelto has worn off and due to take the next dose). This has been happening for 2 weeks straight, sitting on the floor ro...

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Weight Gain after starting Xarelto

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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Xarelto side effects. (tinnitus and more)

Hello to anyone interested. I have been taking Xarelto for 3 months. 20mg once a day for DVT and P.E's post knee replacement. Started searching for possible effects of the drug and have found that many people seem to have similar side effects to mine. First surprise was sudden nose bleeds. Was warned that I may get a rash or itches, and I certainly do. Bruising for no apparent reason also and increased back pain (although to be fair I do have severe spinal issues) but probably the most annoying thing is very loud ringing in my ears (tinnitus), more so in one side. I'm pretty sure that we are not just imagining this stuff folks, and for those professionals that downplay the tinnitus, it is no joke! It is making life quite difficult. Head aches (some quite severe) are also a probl...

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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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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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Shorted on Xarelto purchase at the Pharmacy

Well, I am very disappointed as I have been going to the same pharmacy for years and today I was shorted on meds (Xarelto), which I paid for and did not receive. Has anyone else had this happen to them lately? If so, what can be done about it? ## Hello Belinda! How are you? I'm very sorry about what happened. The best thing to do would be to return to the pharmacy and inform them that you were shorted on your prescription. Pharmacies do keep count of medications, so they should be able to figure out what happened on their end, and possibly provide you with the missing medication. I've had this happen, before, and never had a problem getting my pharmacy to provide the missing amount. If it were a controlled substance, it might be a different story, but Xarelto doesn't fall in...

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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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can xarelto be cut in half

My Dr. said I can cut 20mg of xarelto in half in order to help wean me off of them. My question is, is this okay to do? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's instructions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Are you on any other medications? ## My doc prescribed 20mg xarelto. I have 15mg on hand. Can I cut one to add to 15mg to make 20mg?

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Xarelto and Diarrhea

Has anyone had frequent diarrhea while taking xarelto? Like 3 or 4 days a week? ## Xarelto has been known to cause diarrhea, as a side effect, in some people that take it, according to FDA reports. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Ref: Xarelto Information However, as it always, you should inform your doctor so they can make sure that's all that's causing it. Are you on any other medications?

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Xarelto and Piascledine

Can Xarelto and Piascledine be taken together? I am currently on my last pack of Xarelto, however I now all of a sudden, after 6months am having pain in the leg I have the clot in. It has not swollen up as it did before and someone recommended I take Piascledine. Can I? Regularpain killers either don't work or are on the 'do not take' list ?? ## Given that you have had a clot in that leg, and are taking the Xarelto, it would be best for you to consult your doctor. Even if there is no swelling, the pain may be due to the clot, due to another forming, or etc. Only your doctor can say with certainty what is causing it, and how to treat it properly. Ref: Xarelto Information As to the Piascledine, it is nothing more than a supplement that contains Avocado, soybean, and other vege...

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Surgery and Xarelto

When stopping xarelto is it a process to quitting all of the sudden. I was told there were risk. I ask because I had 3 clots in the lungs and 3 in my legs about a month ago. But now I have a torn meniscus and need surgery The surgeon says ill have to be off the med for at least 7 days but my physician may think its too early ## It would be best to follow your surgeon's instructions, and just make sure your doctor is monitoring you regularly. There may be a slight risk from stopping the Xarelto, such as increased risk of clotting, but there is a definite risk if you are on it too close to surgery, since that increases your risk of bleeding and hemorrhage. Are you on any other medications? What is the current status of the blood clots? ## Is an INR required prior to eye surgery using ...

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Chest pain 1 - 2 hours after taking Xarelto

I have recently been put onto Xarelto for blood clots in both lungs, I'm into my 5th week of taking this drug, day one it bought on the chest pain, I did get other side effects but most have subsided now with the exception of the chest pain. Doctors tell me it is not connected. I did a little experiment as the medication can be taken morning or night, I swapped the morning 1 X 20 mg to the evening, chest pain has stopped during the day but now comes on in the evening 1 - 2 hours after taking the Xarelto. I do suffer from coronary artery spasms otherwise known as prinzmetal angina but never get that everyday. It is listed in the consumer product sheet as a major side effect yet doctors are saying "It's not". Anyone else experienced chest pain after taking Xarelto? ## I we...

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Xarelto every other day instead of daily

I have a successful cardio version 2 months ago. I take 200mg Amiodarone and 20mg xarelto daily. I am in a higher insurance tier until Jan 2017 and a 90 day supply of xarelto is $455 (I pay 45%) I don't want to stop taking xarelto but can I take xarelto every other day instead of daily? ## Hello, Ernie! How are you? You should take it as instructed by your doctor, because doing otherwise could put you in life-threatening danger. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. However, given that this one is so expensive, you may want to ask your doctor about a cheaper alternative that you can try. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What if there is no other alternative? My copay with Medi...

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Side effects after switching from Xarelto to Eliquis

Since switching from xarelto to eliquis two years ago, I have been experiencing extreme bouts of sluggishness, itching and hives. Is that normal? ## I was switched to Eliquis low twice daily dose after 9 months on 20mg once daily Xarelto as i wanted to come off blood thinners altogether but specialist felt i was candidate for repeat blood clots due to age and other health factors. Dreadful experience - only on Eliquis 3 days before side effects of intense pins and needles all over body, pounding head, made me stop them. Back to Xarelto at specialist's insistence. Lesser side effects on Xarelto but still unhappy with feelings of weakness in legs, muddled thinking, loss of balance. Finally stopped Xarelto last month (my choice, not specialist's) and have slowly regained balance an...

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Xarelto is a very dangerous drug.

Xarelto has increased my weight by 9kgs. It has given me dreadful reflux chest pain and fatigue. My legs ache my nose has scabs. I feel ill every single day. I would not have taken the drug if I had been told the possible side effects, which by the way are played down by the maker Bayer and Johnson. This year I have had a PE... Then I was advised there is no antidote for this drug if you get a bleed. I have googled Xarelto and a lot of cases of fatal bleeding have been documented. And you can bet a lot that haven't. I am furious that my Dr put me on this drug. He tells me I can't stop taking it as it can have a rebound effect and cause a stroke. The manufacturer should be taken to court. ## Hi I have been off Xarelto for about a week now. I am scared bc the doctor did not send m...

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Can Xarelto cause gas / flatulence?

I began taking Xarelto again for a few weeks after my second incident of DVT and PE. Ever since I started taking it this time, I have noticed an increase in flatulence. Since this medication is the only thing that has changed in my life, besides the blood clots themselves, I am suspicious of it. Has anyone else experienced this and can simply taking gas medication take care of it. This has been a very embarrassing problem to have. ## @tmpjax30, According to the US National Institute of Health, "abdominal/stomach swelling" is listed as a possible side effect of Xarelto. I wonder if this may be playing a role in the flatulence you're experiencing? I haven't found any other articles suggesting that gas was a possibility, but if Xarelto really is the underlying culprit, I su...

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