Xarelto

Last Update April 29, 2016
Xarelto is a blood clots medication.
Uses: Xarelto is taken to prevent Blood Clots and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is prescribed for DVT. Read More
Other brands: rivaroxaban
Rivaroxaban (BAY 59-7939) is an route of administration anticoagulant invented and manufactured by Bayer in a number of countries it...
Read on Wikipedia
Satisfaction Score
?
2.4
5 1 6033
Slightly Satisfied
based on 6,033 conversations around the web
Rate and review
Your rating:
Your rating has been added!
Share your experience
Share your experience
Last Update April 29, 2016
Satisfaction Score
?
2.4
Slightly Satisfied
based on 6,033 conversations around the web
Share your experience
Share your experience

What people say about Xarelto

Concern level
3.8
Share your experience
Share your experience
Positive 301 "After a visit to emergency with pain from left abdomen to shoulder, after many tests and a two-day hospital stay I was diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism in my left lung. ...My hematologist... "Read more positive discussions
Negative 698 "I recently came off Xarelto after six months of using. I had severe back pain as well...as soon as I discontinued the use of the medication, the pain decreased immensely . I also experienced severe... "Read more negative discussions
content loaded dynamically
Filter by
Filter by
Gender
Experience
Role
Age
All
We found 6,033 discussions
?
Bloating and stomach pain on Xaeralto
| Protectmode911
I have been on Xarelto for approximately 3 months following a severe DVT in my leg and multiple PE's. I have gained 20 lbs or more and my stomach and lower right quadrant is bloated and painful. My sternum and rib cage is tight, sore, and often have stomach muscle spasms to the point of taking my breath away. It constantly feels I have no mobility from my waist to my neck.

?
I'm gonna be completely bald by the time I'm 33
| Amymarielawrence
I have been on Xarelto for 3 months and my hair is falling out like I'm on chemo. I had very thick hair my whole life now my hair is so thin it's scarey.And my scalp is so itchy..when I wash my hair in the shower there's clumps in my hand.when I brush I have to empty brush 3 or 4 times.I can no longer cook cuz I loose so much hair :(
Kate1
March 25, 2016
I will look like Benjamin Franklin pretty soon too . Have been on Xaralto since January after suffering pneumonia and blood clots in legs and lungs. Before this I had very thick naturally curly hair. Did not really notice any issues tell 2 weeks after I cut my hair in February. Since than I have been getting huge clumps out of my hair. Hate to shower or brush it as it is way too much in the drain and in my brush. I have saved all the hair from the drain and brush and it is astonishing how much has left my head. I have lost way more than half my hair and I now see my scalp!!! My scalp is also dry and itchy also . My doctors ( 4 of them) all have opinions for this alarming hair loss such as stress from the serious medical issues in January, or perhaps iron or B-!2 deficiencies ( blood work came back negative), rapid weight loss, hormones levels, thyroid issue, All tests came back neg. also but they all say that the medication is not the culprit . I say bull shit I am convinced the drug is the cause and can hardly wait to get off of it by first week in April

?
| Getting Healthy
I was prescribed Armour Thyroid for my condition and took it for a number of years. Over the last 6 months I started feeling a flipping in my heart area, went in for a checkup and was in AFIB. The did a cardioversion to correct the situation and I went right back into rythmn. The doctor suggested i lose weight so I went to a specialist doctor, they said Armour thyrold is banned in Europe as it causes arythmia and can lead to AFIB. I immediately switched to a different Thyroid and all issues seems to have subsided. Now my challenge is getting of Xarelto and Beta blocker. Does anyone know how best to do this?

?
Can I stop Xarelto Immediately?
| Buckeye 54
Can I quit Xarelto immediately. Terrible side effects and I can't get Dr to answer my questions. Has anyone stopped when it was time immediately. Thank You
Diana Miller
March 12, 2016
Can Xareltto cause arthritis to get worse? I have been taking to two months for DBT in my leg due to knee surgery. My other knee is hurting and swollen worse than ever. I have arthritis but it seems worse now

?
Weight Gain with Zarelto
| Buckeye 54
I have been on 20 mg if xzarelto since Dec 20 due to having 2 PE after shoulder replacement surgery. I have gaine 20 pounds , my joints hurt, no energy, have a cough, leg weakness, stabbing pains in my extremities , and just feel awful since starting the medication. I talked to my Hemotologist and says it not from Xarelto! I say BS! Does anyone know if I can stop taking this medication immediately? I'll take the risk of having another PE vs the huge weight gain and joint pain and stiffness ! Has anyone else had these same symptoms. Walking becomes more difficult daily and I love to walk and exercise! I am not a huge eater! Please respond if you know answers to my questions. Thank you in advance !

?
| ROM
I have been taking Effient since june 2012 10mg daily I am a 54 yr old male and last saturday despite good blood results and screening I suffered a massive internal bleed which almost killed me I lost over 5 units of blood.

?
| Emma_1
I'm 19 .I'm taking this for pulmonary embolism. Been shitting weird 2 days after I started xeralto

?
| Wanda_1
I was put on Xarelto on August 31st for a clot in my leg.Was hospitalized on Sept.29th with pneumonia.Most all my blood work was abnormal and still is today.Two weeks ago was hospitalized again for high temp (102) and hemoglobin being so low .Stopped taking the med and still have low blood levels.

?
| Brianmh
I had a pe about 6 weeks ago was put on 15 mg xarelto twice a day then 20 mg a day. The problem is I'm so tired day and night my legs ache I still have pain in my lungs I keep getting headaches I have a fractured spine and the pain is now definitely worse. Is this normal, will it wear off after I've been on it a while or should I ask my gp for an alternative.
Brian

?
| Shadi
I was on Xarelto last year and experienced hail loss. Now it's been almost two months that I'm on Xarelto again, and experiencing a lot of hair loss. Now that I'm thinking about it, since last year that I was introduced to Xarelto, every time I was on it I experienced hair loss!!!

Compare Xarelto to other medications

Blood Clots medications
Xarelto
6,033 discussions
Taken for: Blood Clots, DVT
Other names: rivaroxaban
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.4
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Warfarin
88,362 discussions
Taken for: Blood Clots, DVT, Clotting Disorder, Stroke, Heart Attack
Other names: Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan, Warfin, Waran
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.5
Satisfaction
1.7
Helpfulness
Coumadin
85,512 discussions
Taken for: Blood Clots, Clotting Disorder, DVT, Stroke, Chronic Heart Failure
Other names: Warfarin, Jantoven, Warfin, Marevan, Waran
Method of use: Injection, Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.6
Satisfaction
1.5
Helpfulness
Pradaxa
4,535 discussions
Taken for: Stroke, Blood Clots, DVT
Other names:
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.7
Satisfaction
3.1
Helpfulness
Aspirin
474,751 discussions
Taken for: Pain, Headaches, Clotting Disorder, Miscarriage*, Blood Clots
Other names: Baby Aspirin, Aspirin Lo Dose, Coated Aspirin, Enteric Coated Aspirin, Bayer Aspirin
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: OTC
*Off Label
2.9
Satisfaction
3.7
Helpfulness
Lovenox
66,264 discussions
Taken for: Blood Clots, Clotting Disorder, Miscarriage*, DVT
Other names: Clexane, Enoxaparin
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.7
Satisfaction
2.3
Helpfulness
rivaroxaban
2,127 discussions
Taken for: DVT, Blood Clots
Other names: Xarelto
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.4
Satisfaction
1.0
Helpfulness
Apixaban
2,595 discussions
Taken for: A Fib, Blood Clots, Stroke, DVT, Embolism
Other names:
Method of use: Pill
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.4
Satisfaction
3.9
Helpfulness
Heparin
83,263 discussions
Taken for: Blood Clots, Miscarriage*, Clotting Disorder, DVT
Other names: Heparin Lock, Hep Pak, Lok Pak
Prescribing mode: Rx
*Off Label
2.7
Satisfaction
3.3
Helpfulness
Arixtra
1,422 discussions
Taken for: Blood Clots, DVT
Other names: Fondaparinux
Method of use: Injection
Prescribing mode: Rx
2.5
Satisfaction
3.5
Helpfulness

Facts about Xarelto

What does Xarelto treat?
What does Xarelto look like?
View larger image
Strength : 10 mg
Pill imprint : 10;Xa
Color : Red
Shape : Round
View larger image
Strength : 15 mg
Pill imprint : 15;Xa
Color : Red
Shape : Round
View larger image
Strength : 20 mg
Pill imprint : 20;Xa
Color : Red
Shape : Triangle
Attribution
C Pregnancy category (FDA)
Before taking Xarelto during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
ViewClose all pregnancy categories
ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
close
Alchohol warning on Xarelto
There may be a negative interaction between Xarelto and alcohol.
How do I obtain Xarelto?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Xarelto?
Pill
What dosages are available?
15 mg (42)- 20 mg (9) Tablet, 10 mg Tablet, 15 mg Tablet, 20 mg Tablet
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Rivaroxaban
Treato does not review third-party posts for accuracy of any kind, including for medical diagnosis or treatments, or events in general. Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Usage of the website does not substitute professional medical advice.
The side effects featured here are based on those most frequently appearing in user posts on the Internet. The manufacturer's product labeling should always be consulted for a list of side effects most frequently appearing in patients during clinical studies. Talk to your doctor about which medications may be most appropriate for you.
The information reflected here is dependent upon the correct functioning of our algorithm. From time-to-time, our system might experience bugs or glitches that affect the accuracy or correct application of mathematical algorithms. We will do our best to update the site if we are made aware of any malfunctioning or misapplication of these algorithms. We cannot guarantee results and occasional interruptions in updating may occur. Please continue to check the site for updated information.
Treato does not provide medical advice, diagnoses or treatment. Services are ranked based on reviews gathered from around the web and may refer to different aspects of each service (Price, waiting time, general satisfaction, etc.) Treato does not guarantee any specific rate or promotion. In addition, prices for some services provided by the listed Telehealth companies may vary, please check with the Telehealth site for the exact price for the desired service. Treato is not responsible for promotions validity, application of the promotion code varies among the different Telehealth sites (for example during registration flow). It is your responsibility to apply the promotion code. Treato is not responsible for content on external web sites.
Welcome back! Sign in
See what other patients are saying
First time here? Sign up!
See what other patients are saying
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Back to Signup
Please wait...