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Prevents blood clots.

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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.

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  • 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).


  • 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.

What to expect when you take Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) for Blood thinning

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Risks and Warnings for Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Stopping Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) too soon
    • Artificial heart valve

    Don't stop taking Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) until your doctor tells you to. If you suddenly stop taking it, you're at a greater risk for getting blood clots or a stroke, especially if you're not switching to another blood thinner. Talk to your doctor first if you want to stop this medication. Also, Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) isn't right for you if you have an artificial heart valve because it can increase your risk of blood clots or stroke.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

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  • Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) doesn't interact with as many types of food as other blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin).
  • Like all blood thinners, it will take a little longer for your blood to clot if you start bleeding while you're taking 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 if you start coughing up blood.
  • Take with food. My skin started itching like crazy all over for the first week. That eventually subsided but skin is very dry all the time now. Have to coat entire body with shae butter day and night to treat the dry skin.
  • Taking it with food may make it easier on your stomach. Tendency to bruise lessens with time.
  • Take with food. Experienced greater hair loss.
Kidneys and liver
  • 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 avoid other side effects.
  • many side effects: serious joint pain, serious brain fog and the risk of bleeding (No antidote so once I start bleeding, I have to go to an ER or die) plus internal bleeding possible
  • Have had increasingly more painful muscle and joint pain everywhere
  • It seems have unintentional weight loss