Xarelto 10 mg
Xarelto 15 mg
Xarelto 20 mg
Xarelto is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots.
Xarelto is used to prevent or treat a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). A DVT can occur after certain types of surgery. Xarelto is also used in people with atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) to lower the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot.
You should not use Xarelto if you have an artificial heart valve, or if you have active or uncontrolled bleeding. Xarelto can cause a very serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or receive spinal anesthesia (epidural), especially if you have a genetic spinal defect, if you have a spinal catheter in place, if you have a history of spinal surgery or repeated spinal taps, or if you are also using other drugs that can affect blood clotting. This type of blood clot can lead to long-term or permanent paralysis. Get emergency medical help if you have symptoms of a spinal cord blood clot such as back pain, numbness or muscle weakness in your lower body, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Do not stop taking Xarelto without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clot or stroke.
You should not use Xarelto if you are allergic to Rivaroxaban, or if you have: an artificial heart valve; or active or uncontrolled bleeding. Xarelto may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have: a bleeding disorder that is inherited or caused by disease; hemorrhagic stroke; uncontrolled high blood pressure; stomach or intestinal bleeding or ulcer; or if you take certain medicines such as Aspirin, Heparin, Warfarin, or Clopidogrel, or certain antidepressants. To make sure you can safely take Xarelto, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease.
The usual dose is one 20 mg tablet to be taken once daily in the morning before breakfast.
Get emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Xarelto: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also seek emergency medical attention if you have symptoms of a spinal blood clot: back pain, numbness or muscle weakness in your lower body, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
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