Compare aspirin vs. Xarelto
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Ecotrin (aspirin) can be used for pain and fever relief or heart protection, and is generally very safe and affordable.
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a good medication for preventing blood clots. It doesn't require regular blood tests or changing doses often. However, it can be expensive and there's no way to reverse the medication's effects.
- Ecotrin (aspirin) provides the best protection for your heart to prevent heart attacks and stroke with the lowest risk of side effects
- It is available over-the-counter in drugstores on its own and in combination with other cold and flu medications.
- Ecotrin (aspirin) is available as a cheaper, generic form.
- Ecotrin (aspirin) is available in several forms, including tablets, chewable tablets, and suppositories.
- Studies show that Xarelto (rivaroxaban) works just as well as other blood thinners (anticoagulants) in preventing strokes and stopping clots from froming.
- Xarelto (rivaroxaban) doesn't require regular blood tests or frequent dose changes.
- Xarelto (rivaroxaban) doesn't interact with as many types of food as other blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin).
- Ecotrin (aspirin) is not a preferred medication for treating pain, inflammation, or fever due to the high risk of bleeding.
- Ecotrin (aspirin) increases the risk of bleeding, especially when used with other blood thinner medications like Coumadin (warfarin).
- Xarelto (rivaroxaban) can increase your risk of bleeding, so call your doctor right away if you see blood in your spit, urine, or stool (look for black, tarry stools or bright red blood).
- Xarelto (rivaroxaban) isn't available as a generic medication.
- There are no antidotes to stop bleeding caused by taking too much Xarelto (rivaroxaban).
- You can't take Xarelto (rivaroxaban) if you are pregnant.
- Extended release
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- Major bleeding needing transfusion4%
- Bleeding in the stomach & intestines2%
- Reye's Syndrome in children
- Children 18 years or younger
- Children recovering from viral infections
- History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
- Taking Ecotrin (aspirin), NSAIDs, or blood thinners
- Alcohol use
- People 75 years and older taking high dose (325mg) of Ecotrin (aspirin)
- Serious allergic reactions
- Allergy to Ecotrin (aspirin)
- Blood clots and stroke
- Stopping Xarelto (rivaroxaban) too soon
- Artificial heart valve
- Blood clot in the spine
- Spinal puncture (spinal tap)
- Getting anesthesia in the spine (epidural anesthesia)
- Unusual bleeding
- History of bleeding problems
- Severe high blood pressure
- Age 65 or older
- Drug interactions
- Taking NSAIDs, aspirin, or other blood-thinning medicines
- Increased side effects
- Current kidney problems
- Current liver problems