Prevents blood clots that can cause a stroke. Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) prevents blood clots and stroke, but cheaper options are available that work just as well.
Prevents blood clots. Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is a good medication for preventing blood clots. It doesn't require regular blood tests or changing doses often. It can be expensive and there's no way to reverse the medication's effects.
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Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It is a combination medication with two ingredients, aspirin and dipyridamole. Both make it harder for your body to form blood clots.
Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant that stops the formation of blood clots.
› Do not crush or chew capsules. Can take with or without food.
› Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) doesn't have as many food interactions as compared to other anticoagulants like warfarin (Coumadin).
› Take Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) with food and a full glass of water.
› As with all blood thinners, it will take a little longer for your blood to clot if you're bleeding and on Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). Call your doctor if you notice bleeding that won't stop, a bruise that won't go away or gets worse, pink or brown urine, bright red or dark tarry stool, nose bleeds, or coughing up blood.
Kidneys and liver
› Do not use Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) if you have severe kidney disease.
› Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) is processed by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, talk to your doctor about possibly switching to a different medicine to prevent increased risk for side effects.
Upsides and benefits
› This helps to prevent strokes for people who had a stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) before.
› In clinical studies, Aggrenox (Aspirin / Dipyridamole) lowered the chance of another stroke for a person with a previous stroke or mini-stroke (TIA) by 36%.
› Works better than either aspirin or dipyridamole alone to prevent strokes.
› Works as well as Plavix (clopidogrel), another antiplatelet medication, to prevent stroke.
› Studies have shown that Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) works just as well as other blood thinners (anticoagulants) in preventing strokes and reducing bleeding.