Xarelto 10mg Tablet
Xarelto 10mg Tablet is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is also used to prevent blood clot (stroke) after artificial heart valve or atrial fibrillation.
Side effects of Xarelto Tablet
How to use Xarelto Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Xarelto 10mg Tablet with food.
How Xarelto Tablet works
Xarelto 10mg tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Expert advice for Xarelto Tablet
- Do not use rivaroxaban if you are allergic to rivaroxaban or any of its ingredient.
- Do not take rivaroxaban if you have any bleeding disorder or increased risk of bleeding; or artificial heart valve, severe kidney problems, moderate to severe liver problems, or bleeding problems caused by liver disease.
- Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: history of high blood pressure, anemia or low blood platelet levels; stroke; stomach ulcers.
- Avoid using rivaroxaban if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Take special precautions and consult your doctor if you have recently had or are scheduled to have surgeries, including dental surgery.
Pregnancy : Xarelto 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation : Xarelto 10mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving : Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Xarelto 10mg Tablet may cause dizziness or fainting. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney : Xarelto 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xarelto 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Xarelto 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver : Xarelto 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Rivaroxaban, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for Rivaroxaban
Q. Is Xarelto safe/ an anticoagulant/ blood thinner/ is Xarelto fda approved?
Xarelto belongs to a class of medications called anticoagulants (blood thinner). It is approved by FDA and it used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels
Q. Is rivaroxaban better than warfarin?
Rivaroxaban and warfarin belongs to same class of medicines (anticoagulants), but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. Does Xarelto have an antidote/dialyzable?
Xarelto does not have an antidote, and the drug cannot be flushed out of the system through dialysis. People who suffer bleeding can end up hospitalized, and the bleed may be fatal
Q. Can I take rivaroxaban with warfarin/ tramadol/ paracetamol/ aspirin?
Rivaroxaban should not be taken with the above medications. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
Q. What painkillers can I take with Xarelto?
Patients taking Xarelto should avoid using pain killers as it increases the risk of bleeding
Q. Does Xarelto cause weight gain/ hair loss/ diarrhea?
Xarelto is not known to cause weight gain or hair loss, but it rarely causes diarrhea. Consult your doctor, if you experience such side effects.