Information about Rivaroxaban

    Rivaroxaban uses

    Rivaroxaban is used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    It is also used to prevent blood clot (stroke) after artificial heart valve or atrial fibrillation.

    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, Nausea

    Available Medicine for Rivaroxaban

    No medicine available

    Expert advice for Rivaroxaban

    • For best results, take Rivaroxaban at the same time every day.
    • Rivaroxaban increases your risk of bleeding. Be careful while shaving, cutting fingernails or toenails, or using sharp objects.
    • Notify your doctor about other medicines (eg. aspirin, warfarin, and heparin) that you are taking as Rivaroxaban can interact with different medicines.
    • If you are going to have a surgery or dental treatment, you may be asked to stop taking Rivaroxaban temporarily.
    • Do not discontinue use without consulting your doctor.

    Frequently asked questions for Rivaroxaban


    Q. Is Rivaroxaban safe/ an anticoagulant/ blood thinner/ is Rivaroxaban fda approved?
    Rivaroxaban belongs to a class of medications called anticoagulants (blood thinner). It is approved by FDA and it used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels
    Q. Is rivaroxaban better than warfarin?
    Rivaroxaban and warfarin belongs to same class of medicines (anticoagulants), but their effect may vary upon individual response. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
    Q. Does Rivaroxaban have an antidote/dialyzable?
    Rivaroxaban does not have an antidote, and the drug cannot be flushed out of the system through dialysis. People who suffer bleeding can end up hospitalized, and the bleed may be fatal
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    Q. Can I take rivaroxaban with warfarin/ tramadol/ paracetamol/ aspirin?
    Rivaroxaban should not be taken with the above medications. Always follow doctor’s advice regarding its use
    Q. What painkillers can I take with Rivaroxaban?
    Patients taking Rivaroxaban should avoid using pain killers as it increases the risk of bleeding
    Q. Does Rivaroxaban cause weight gain/ hair loss/ diarrhea?
    Rivaroxaban is not known to cause weight gain or hair loss, but it rarely causes diarrhea. Consult your doctor, if you experience such side effects.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)