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    Information about Rivaroxaban

    Rivaroxaban uses

    Rivaroxaban is used to prevent stroke prevention, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It prevents the formation of blood clots in the legs, lungs, brain or heart.

    How rivaroxaban works

    Rivaroxaban is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.

    Common side effects of rivaroxaban

    Bleeding, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Nausea
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    MDS (Oral Pathology & Microbiology), BDS
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Lalit Kanodia
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    12 Jun 2019 | 12:39 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Rivaroxaban

    • ₹1015 to ₹4060
      Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
      6 variant(s)
    • ₹2030 to ₹4060
      Zydus Cadila
      3 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Rivaroxaban

    • It interacts less with food or other medicines. Hence, frequent dose changes are not required.
    • Notify your doctor if you have any kidney problem.
    • If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Rivaroxaban temporarily.
    • For best results, take it at the same time every day.

    Frequently asked questions for Rivaroxaban


    Q. Can the use of Rivaroxaban increase the risk of bleeding?

    Yes, Rivaroxaban increases the risk of bleeding. Always be careful while doing activities that may cause an injury or bleeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding.

    Q. What medicines should I avoid while taking Rivaroxaban?

    Rivaroxaban can interact with several medicines. Do not take any medicine without talking to your doctor.

    Q. When will I feel better after taking Rivaroxaban?

    Rivaroxaban reduces your risk of developing blood clots in the blood vessels of your leg, lungs, heart and brain. You may not feel any difference after taking Rivaroxaban. However, keep taking this medicine as prescribed by your doctor because you will still be getting its full benefits.

    Content on this page was last updated on 12 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)