Xarelto | rivaroxaban
Medication Class: Factor Xa inhibitor
Manufacturer: Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Approval date: November, 2011
What is Xarelto and how does it work
Xarelto is an oral anticoagulant that prevents blood clots by blocking the action of factor Xa. Factor Xa is a blood protein that is involved in the formation of blood clots.
What does Xarelto treat
How effective is Xarelto
What are interesting facts about Xarelto
How is Xarelto dosed and administered
Xarelto is an oral medication supplied as 10, 15, and 20 mg tablets.
Nonvalvular Atrial fibrillation: 15 or 20 mg daily with the evening meal. Dosing depends on kidney function.
Prevention of deep vein thrombosis: 10 mg daily for 12 days after knee replacement surgery or 35 days after hip replacement surgery.
Treatment of DVT or PE: 15 mg twice daily for 21 days then 20 mg once daily for the remaining treatment period.
What are the side effects of Xarelto
Common: Bleeding, rash, blisters, fainting, muscle spasm, bruising.
Serious: Major bleeding, bleeding in the lungs, bleeding in the brain, severe allergic reactions.
Xarelto drug interactions
These drugs reduce the break down of Xarelto in the liver and therefore may increase the effect of Xarelto leading to increased risk of bleeding.
These drugs increase the breakdown of Xarelto in the liver and may reduce its effect.
Combining Xarelto with other drugs that cause bleeding may increase the risk of bleeding. Examples include:
What is the cost of Xarelto
It cost about $27 per tablet for the 10 mg tablets.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Xarelto
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References: Xarelto FDA Prescribing Information and Medication Guide
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.