WHAT IS XARELTO 20MG TABLET
XARELTO 20MG TABLET contains Rivaroxaban, which belongs to the group of medicines called Antithrombotic agents. It is used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and venous thromboembolism (VTE). It is also used to reduce the risk of stroke, systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, recurrence of DVT or PE, major cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), and major thrombotic vascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). Venous thromboembolism is a condition that occurs due to clot formation in the venous circulation.
It can also be used for THE prevention of DVT in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, VTE in acutely ill medical patients, and thrombosis in children (older than 2 years) with congenital heart disease post the Fontan procedure.
Before taking XARELTO 20MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or bleeding problems or antiphospholipid syndrome. XARELTO 20MG TABLET is not recommended for use in pregnant or breast-feeding women, so consult your doctor before taking it.
XARELTO 20MG TABLET is not studied and is not recommended in children less than 6 months of age who were less than 37 weeks of growth at birth, had less than 10 days of oral feeding, or weigh less than 2.6 kg. XARELTO 20MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (65 years or older). Consult your doctor before taking it.
The most common side effects of taking XARELTO 20MG TABLET are bleeding, pain and swelling in the limbs, fever, stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, low blood pressure (feeling dizzy or fainting when standing up), weakness, tiredness, headache, dizziness, rash, and itchy skin. Contact your doctor if any of your symptoms worsen.
USES OF XARELTO 20MG TABLET
It is used:
Treats deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), venous thromboembolism (VTE)
Reduces the risk of stroke, systemic embolism in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation, recurrence of DVT or PE, major cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), and major thrombotic vascular conditions in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD)
Prevention of DVT in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, VTE in acutely ill medical patients, and thrombosis in children (2 years and older) with congenital heart disease post the Fontan procedure
HOW XARELTO 20MG TABLET WORKS
XARELTO 20MG TABLET works by competitively inhibiting factor Xa (a clotting factor) and preventing the progression of the coagulation cascade through the final common pathway, thus preventing thrombin generation.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Take XARELTO 20MG TABLET as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking XARELTO 20MG TABLET unless your doctor advises.
SIDE EFFECTS OF XARELTO 20MG TABLET
Decrease in red blood cells (pale skin, weakness, or breathlessness)
Bleeding in the stomach or intestine, urogenital bleeding (including blood in the urine and heavy menstrual bleeding), nosebleed, bleeding in the gum
Bleeding into the eye (including from the whites of the eyes)
Hematoma, bruising (bleeding into tissue or a cavity of the body)
Coughing up blood
Bleeding from or under the skin
Bleeding after an operation
Oozing of blood or fluid from surgical injury
Impaired kidney function (may be seen in tests performed by your doctor)
Pain and swelling in the limbs
Stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea
Low blood pressure (feeling dizzy or fainting when standing up)
Weakness, tiredness, headache, dizziness
Rash, itchy skin
Bleeding into the brain or inside the skull, or into a joint (pain and swelling)
Low number of platelets
Allergic reactions including skin reactions