Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: * July 1, 2011
Category: Blood Thinner (Anticoagulant)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Xarelto Overview

Rivaroxaban, sold under the brand name Xarelto, among others, is an anticoagulant medication (blood thinner), which is taken by mouth. It is commonly used to prevent blood clots. It was initially developed by Bayer. In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica. It is the first available active direct factor Xa inhibitor which is taken by mouth. The maximum inhibition of factor Xa occurs four hours after a dose. The effects last approximately 8–12 hours, but factor Xa ac...

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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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Strong body odor as a result of taking xarelto
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My husband has recently started taking xarelto after having a clot in each leg. The clots have dissolved however his feet are still swollen and his body odor is extremely strong. I can smell the xarelto coming from his pours it's very distinctive and over powering. He has never had an odor before he is a vegetarian and lives a very healthy life style. Any information or suggestions would greatly appreciated. ## Most medication can cause a change in body chemistry that can also cause an unusual body odor, according to NIH studied. Xarelto may also cause nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and renal impairment. Is he on any other medications? Has he been diagnosed with any other medication conditions?
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Burning sensation in chest and under arms
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I have been on Xarelto for a couple years. Suddenly I have begun to have burning in the chest and underarms not related to heartburn. Doctor said she didn't know what it is. Any suggestions? ## Oh yes, that can be a normal side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA, you may also experience dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, and easy bruising. Are you on any other medications? ## Yes I take isosorbide, flecinide, lisinipril and a stomach pill. I will be seeing heart doctor today. Let you know what he says. ## Severe .Itching and redness under arms and on chest. My friend recommend Zyrrizin. I have tried a lot of other pills and powder but no results. I am 82 years old and live in Thailand.
Updated 4 days ago.
Can Xarelto cause gas / flatulence?
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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...
Updated 7 days ago.
Tight chest/head pain
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I have been taking riveroxaban for six months now following a DVT and a PE after I had surgery on my leg in January. I have a tight chest more so when lying down and also dizziness and pains in the left side of my head. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms? I have had chest X Ray's which come back clear but I'm struggling to be listened to and wonder if it is the medication as it started a few days after taking this medication. Thanks
Updated 8 days ago.
Xarelto side effects
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I have been taking Xarelto 15mg x2/day for almost 3 weeks and will go onto 20mg/day next week for the remainder of 3 months. I had a lower leg blood clot almost 3 wks ago. I have experienced some itching of my lower and upper legs and wonder whether it is something to worry about. I had thought that maybe the symptoms may relax when I go onto the lower dose. I chose Xeralto over Warfarin for the convenience of less blood checks and think I would prefer to remain on it. I have been unable to get through to the clinic or to speak to my doctor so will probably have to make an appointment but thought I would ask here and see if there was any advice available. I have also started with itching to one of my eyes yesterday though this may be due to a new cleanser which I have stopped using. Has...
Updated 9 days ago.
Leg pain and weight gain after 7 months on Xarelto
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I still have leg pain every now and then with xarelto. I have also gain 13 lbs within 5 month period while exercising. Has anyone else had these kinds of issues? ## Unfortunately yes! Such complaints are being posted more and more often in relation to this medication. The leg pain is a listed side effect, but the weight gain is not, however, that doesn't necessarily mean that it's unrelated. Have you consulted your doctor, yet? It would be best to be safe and let them check things out, before you pinpoint the drug as being the sole cause. ## May I ask why you started taking Xarelto? If it was because of a DVT, you probably are experiencing Post Thrombotic Syndrome when your leg with have intense pain from time to time. Try wearing a compression sock daily and elevating your leg ...
Updated 10 days ago.
Ibuprofen and xarelto
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Is it safe to take Xarelto 12 hours after taking ibuprofen? I need to know so I don't have bleeding.
Updated 11 days ago.
valerian root
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herbal supplement for sleep ## is xarelto and valerian root compatable, when taken together?
Updated 14 days ago.
Xarelto and Vitamins?
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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...
Updated 15 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 10mg, 15mg, 20mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Xarelto: (8 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50458-578 Xarelto 15 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-579 Xarelto 20 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-580 Xarelto 10 mg Oral Tablet by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50458-584 Xarelto Kit by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 55154-1422 Xarelto 10 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-1423 Xarelto 20 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 55154-1424 Xarelto 15 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health
  • 69189-0578 Xarelto 15 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Avera Mckennan Hospital

Other drugs which contain Rivaroxaban or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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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 ... 11 replies
Xarelto side effects I have been taking Xarelto 15mg x2/day for almost 3 weeks and will go onto 20mg/day next week for the remainder of 3 mon... 8 replies
Xarelto and exercise and fatigue I have been on Xarelto for 4 months. I am trying to exercise but still feel so fatigued. I was very active before my DVT... 8 replies
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... 7 replies
Xarelto - swelling in legs and feet I just started taking Xarelto a week ago. My feet and legs are swollen. What do I do? ## Hello, Shane! How are you? As r... 6 replies

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