Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is a brand-name prescription medicine. It has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat or prevent Blood Clots in adults in specific circumstances.
Xarelto is available in the form of tablets to be taken by mouth. The active ingredient is rivaroxaban. This medication belongs to the anticoagulant class of medicines, generally known as blood thinners. Xarelto works by inhibiting (stopping the action of) Factor Xa, a blood clotting factor found in the body. It’s only available as a brand-name drug right now.
What are Xarelto 20mg and How Does it Work?
XARELTO 20MG contains rivaroxaban, which belongs to the anticoagulant class of drugs. An embolism is a blood clot that plugs an artery (blood vessel), and if the embolism occurs in the brain’s arteries, it can result in a stroke. Anticoagulants minimize the risk of embolism by reducing the time it takes for blood to clot.
In patients with or without hip or knee replacement surgery, this drug is used to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in leg veins) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in lungs). It also helps people with non-valvular atrial fibrillation avoid blood clots in their brain (stroke) and other bodily blood arteries (an abnormal heartbeat).
Rivaroxaban inhibits the tendency of blood to clot by reducing the activity of blood clotting factor (factor Xa). Bleeding in the eyes, nose, gums, stomach, rectum, or vagina are the most prevalent side effects of this medication.
If you have a bleeding issue, you should not use this medication. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any serious kidney or liver condition, tell your doctor before taking this prescription. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 are not advise to take this medication.
Applications of Xarelto 20mg
- Deep vein thrombosis is treat and preventer using this medication.
- Treats and avoids pulmonary embolism in people who have had a hip or knee replacement surgery or who have not had one.
- In patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, it reduces the risk of stroke and blood clots in other bodily veins (an abnormal heartbeat)
Follow your doctor’s instructions when taking this medication. It must only be take with food. Your doctor will calculate the proper dose for you based on your situation. Swallow the pill completely with a glass of water. Continue taking this medication for as long as your doctor advises you to receive the best results.
Side Effects of Xarelto
Because Xarelto affects your blood clotting system. the majority of adverse effects are connecter to bruising or bleeding. If your symptoms are severe, talk to your doctor about bleeding into the eyes, hemorrhoids, under the skin, or increased menstrual bleeding. Talk to your doctor right once if you experience any other types of bleeding. Nausea, vomiting, constipation/diarrhea, indigestion, and low energy are all typical side effects. Liver diseases, decreased urine output, fast heartbeat, fever, low blood pressure, and Stevens-Johnson syndrome are all serious side effects unrelated to bleeding.
Food and Xarelto
Xarelto can be take with or without food when sallower whole. It is recommender that you take Xarelto with food if you are crushing and sprinkling it. Grapefruit juice should be avoider by Xarelto users since it can enhance Xarelto exposure. St John’s wort (an over-the-counter vitamin) should also be avoid when using Xarelto since it can reduce the drug’s effectiveness.
When taking Xarelto, may I drink alcohol?
There is no direct connection between Xarelto and alcohol, and drinking alcohol while taking Xarelto is relatively safe. Even moderate doses of alcohol, on the other hand, can thin the blood and when combined with Xarelto, can raise the risk of bleeding. The majority of doctors advise their patients to abstain from using alcohol.
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If you suspect an overdose, contact your local poison control center or go to the nearest emergency facility right away. Residents of the United States can contact the National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
If you miss a dose of this medication once a day, take it as soon as you remember. If your next dose is approaching, skip the missed dose and resume your normal dosing schedule. Do not raise the dose to catch up. If you miss a dose of this medication twice a day, take it as soon as you remember. If you forget to take your morning dose and it’s almost time for your evening dose, you can combine the two doses. Then resume your usual dosing schedule.