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General Information on Rivaroxaban

Generic Name : Rivaroxaban

Pronunciation : RIV- a- ROX a- ban

Latest prescription information about Rivaroxaban. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y44.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anticoagulants / Antithrombotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Rivaroxaban

International- Xarelto.

Why is Rivaroxaban Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a direct factor Xa inhibitor, prescribed for preventing blood clots in patients who have had knee or hip replacement surgery.  It blocks the formation of blood clots.

When should Rivaroxaban not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with active major bleeding and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Rivaroxaban?

The recommended dose is 10 mg taken orally once daily with or without food.

How should Rivaroxaban be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Rivaroxaban?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems and are taking amiodarone, azithromycin, diltiazem, dronedarone, erythromycin, felodipine, quinidine, ranolazine, or verapamil, bleeding problems, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Monitor kidney function, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and blood pressure regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Rivaroxaban?

   Blood : Bone marrow depression.
   Gastrointestinal : Sudden onset of bleeding into the retroperitoneal space.
   Liver : Jaundice and liver inflammation.
   Immune system disorder : Hypersensitivity, anaphylactic reaction and anaphylactic shock.
   Central Nervous system : Stroke, blood clot in brain and paralysis.
   Skin : Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

What are the other precautions for Rivaroxaban?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Rivaroxaban?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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