Xarelto

Active Ingredient(s): Rivaroxaban
FDA Approved: * July 1, 2011
Pharm Company: * JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
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 oral anticoagulant medication (blood thinner). It is commonly used to prevent blood clots. It was initially developed by Bayer. In the United States, it is marketed by Janssen Pharmaceutica (a part of Johnson & Johnson). 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, bu...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivaroxaban

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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 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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Rivaroxaban
  • 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
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xarelto - can you stop it when you want
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Xarelto side effects
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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... 11 replies
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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... 8 replies






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