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 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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Extreme fatigue on Xarelto
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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...
Updated 9 minutes ago.
 
Side effects after switching from Xarelto to Eliquis
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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...
Updated 4 hours ago.
 
xarelto and dizziness/vertigo
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Have been on 20 mlgs Xarelto for 3 years…take one a day. Experiencing severe dizziness, spinning sensation with vertigo. Could xarelto be causing this? ## Hello, Bev! How are you? It's possible, though it would be unusual to suddenly start experience those symptoms, after 3 years. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding and easy bruising. Have you consulted your doctor? It would be best to have this checked out to be safe. ## I’ve been on Xarelto for a month and a half. Since I’ve been on them I get dizzy spells. Doctor told me my body just needs to adjust. Some days I get 3-4 spells a day. Will these spells go away or should I change medication? I’m even scared to drive because I ne...
Updated 4 days ago.
 
Stopping Xarelto
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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...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
coumadin vs. xarelto
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I've been on coumadin since 2001 when I had a dvt and have had no problem with it...ever. Now, my doctor wants me to try xarelto, I'm scared. Should I stay on coumadin or make the switch? Thanks!! ## Well, in this case, what I'd suggest doing is going to your doctor and discussing it with them. Schedule a consultation, so you can have a sit down chat about it and ask them why they want you to make the switch, specifically what benefits do they see you getting from the new medication that you don't get with the old. It is really the best way to calm your fears and get the precise details you need that will enable you to make an informed decision regarding what the best choice is for you. Learn more Xarelto details here. Does anyone else have any advice to add? ## I had tr...
Updated 11 days ago.
 
burning feet and hands
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I've recently experienced burning feet and hands. I've been on Zarelto for over a year. Is this a complication from the drug? ## Hi ajmediator, According to The US National Library of Medicine, "burning" sensations are listed as one of the more common general side effects of Xarelto. Ref: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0045374/#DDIC603481.side_effects_section To my knowledge these types of side effects usually don't subside until you stop taking what's causing it to begin with. So if it doesn't appear to go away anytime soon or seems to have become more bothersome/severe overtime, I would definitely encourage you to contact your doctor about trying other treatment options. I hope this helps! ## I suspected Xarelto was causing my hand and feet burning. Thank...
Updated 12 days ago.
 
Xarelto with back, joint and muscle pain
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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...
Updated 17 days ago.
 
side effects on Xarelto
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Hi there I'm 45. F, After a Hysterectomy I discovered a pain in my back, after CT scan discovered a PV on my Lung. I was put on the 2 x 15mg xarelto and now on the 20mg for 6 mths. I now have 4 Months left to go and it is now when I am finding the side affects to be at their worst. Swollen/painful left foot, behind the knee, wrists, left side throat gland? and the dizzy spells, severe headaches, blurred vision. It's enough to keep me almost bed ridden! I have read the side effects on this sight and feel at ease, but I and planning on flying (24hr flight) and feel very anxious about it. As we will be living overseas for a year I'm also worried about just stopping the meds alone. but was advised to. any thoughts?? And any thoughts about flying back NOT on the Xarelto? Thanks i...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
Xarelto 20mg and Evolution leanmode
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I am currently taking Xarelto 20mg (for dvt) and know that there aren't many restrictions related to herbs and supplements. I have used evolution leanmode in the past for exercise and weight loss. I checked the ingredients one by one to make sure there aren't any interaction and still am hesitant prior to taking it. Does anyone know anything about it? here is the ingredient list, please let me know if you think its safe: GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT (500mg) ... CLA (500mg) ... ACETYL-L-CARNITINE (500mg) ... GARCINIA CAMBOGIA EXTRACT (500mg) Sourced from the tropical fruit also known as tamarind, contains premium 60% Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA) level. GREEN TEA EXTRACT (250mg) Thanks and all the best to all! ## Just to err on the side of caution it may be best to bring this up with the...
Updated 20 days ago.
 
xarelto fluid retention
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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...
Updated 22 days ago.
 

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 fluid retention
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Xarelto Weight Gain
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Xarelto acne and weight gain
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Xarelto and exercise and fatigue
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Xarelto and Restless Leg Syndrome
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