Prevents blood clots. Coumadin (Warfarin) is an old, cheap, and effective medicine to prevent blood clots, but it requires some monitoring, dose adjustments, and even lifestyle changes.
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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› Lots of interactions with other drugs or supplements. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new meds.
› Interacts with a lot of medicines and supplements. Don't start any new meds without talking to your doctor.
No interactions related info.
› Eat foods containing consistent amounts of Vitamin K.
› 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
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› 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
› Oral blood-thinning medicine that prevents blood clots from forming or getting bigger.
› Prevents complications of blood clots that can cause extreme discomfort or death. Examples include stroke (blood clots in the brain), pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs causing trouble breathing), or deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs causing pain and blood vessel damage).
› Has an antidote, Vitamin K, in case of a major accidental bleeding.
› Coumadin (Warfarin) has been around for a long time, so we know a lot about how well it works and what the risks are.
› It's dirt cheap.
› Studies have shown that Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) works just as well as other blood thinners (anticoagulants) in preventing strokes and reducing bleeding.