Xarelto Side Effects – Too Dangerous?

Posted on October 17, 2014 · Posted in News

Xarelto – or rivaroxaban – is a drug that is administered to prevent deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that causes blood clots to form in the legs. Although in the legs, the blood clots of deep vein thrombosis can travel to the lungs which can cause pulmonary embolism. Xarelto can also be used to prevent stroke in patients with certain conditions.

Xarelto is a blood-thinning medicine that works as an anticoagulant, which helps prevent blood clots and resultant strokes.

Xarelto is often used during or after a knee or hip replacement surgery. After a knee or hip replacement surgery, an individual won’t be able to walk, which is the most likely time that clots would form. Xarelto is used during this time to prevent blood clots by thinning the blood so that the cells do not attach to each other in the veins.

There are several side effects to taking Xarelto, many of which can cause significant problems. Most common side effects of taking Xarelto include bleeding complications, fainting, itching and muscle spasms. Because the blood is thinned while taking Xarelto, cuts and scrapes will allow more blood to leave the body; since the cells won’t attach to each other as easily, the wound won’t naturally heal itself as quickly.

Xarelto can only be acquired through a licensed doctor’s prescription. Typical methods of taking Xarelto include pills (10 milligram, 15 milligram or 20 milligram tablets). 15 and 20 milligram tablets should be taken with food.

Some other side effects of Xarelto include:

  • Back pain

  • Nosebleeds

  • Numbness

  • Dizziness

  • Headache

  • Leg weakness

  • Bowel or bladder dysfunction

  • Difficulty with breathing or swallowing

  • Difficult or painful radiation

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