Prevents blood clots. Pradaxa (Dabigatran) 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.
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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› 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
› Clinical studies have shown that the risk of stroke and blood clots is lower than with warfarin, another popular "blood thinner" (anticoagulant).
› Doesn't require regular blood tests or frequent dose changes.
› In studies comparing Pradaxa (Dabigatran) to other "blood thinners", it worked just as well in preventing strokes and was better in lowering the risk of bleeding.
› Studies have shown that Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) works just as well as other blood thinners (anticoagulants) in preventing strokes and reducing bleeding.