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What foods should be avoided while taking Xarelto?

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Inactive 2 Dec 2012

The literature and interaction from, does not have a warninf with food.

What should I avoid while taking Xarelto?

Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury. Use extra care to prevent bleeding while shaving or brushing your teeth.

Read under the section: "What other drugs will affect Xarelto?"

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DemoninDC 7 Dec 2012

There are no foods that you have to avoid while taking Xarelto. That is the beauty of the drug as opposed to Warfarin. Eat and enjoy yourself.

jason1969 22 Mar 2016

Actually, I would advise against eating yourself, particularly given your increased risk of bleeding.

musicalmatrix 16 Feb 2017

thanks. I needed that laugh.

Inactive 27 Feb 2014

As with coumadin, you must avoid grapefruit and cranberry anything. Avoid fish oil. Avoid green tea. Absolutely no aspirin products and no steroid or cortisone anything while xarelto is in your system. Avoid anything in the herbal family. You must pass any new meds, vitamins and herbal supplements by your doctor b4 taking.

irisheyes52 5 Sep 2015

WRONG WRONG WRONG. that is the beauty of Xarelto. No food or beverage of choice issues!
You must be thinking of warfarin products as all your comments are true for that drug family.

davethompson01 13 Jan 2016

This is incorrect. Xarelto does not have any food interactions. Before you begin taking ANY medication (herbal, OTC, prescribed, or any other kind) discuss it with your doctor.

Just to help clarify:

(Cranberry and) grapefruit inhibit the body's ability to metabolize Coumadin. Because of this consumption of grapefruit (and cranberry) products can lead to dangerous hemorrhaging. THEY MUST NOT BE CONSUMED WITH COUMADIN! (They have no effect on Xarelto.) While cranberry was actually removed off the label in 2011, many practitioners still recommend against taking cranberry with Coumadin. As always, discuss your situation with your doctor.

yoninah 12 May 2017

This is a complicated question to answer and, unfortunately, stating that all foods are permissible is incorrect.

Firstly, here in the UK, the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) does not mention any food restrictions. It doesn't state that all foods are permissible - it avoids the issue totally and keeps to the mention of drugs not to be taken with Rivaroxaban.

To this end, I contacted Bayer, the suppliers of the drug. Their first two replies hid behind the same silence as is on the PIL - they honestly said that the PIL does not mention any food restrictions without stating clearly that there are no food restrictions.

My third letter to them pressed them to state clearly that there were no food restrictions. They refused to do this. What they *did* state was that the food restrictions placed upon patients who are taking Rivaroxaban are those that are determined by the patient's GP (their usual doctor).

Mamabear100 30 Sep 2017

Is there a problem drinking aloe juice while taking xarelto?

DraivenKane 13 Jan 2018

I would stay away from grapefruit and grapefruit juice just to be safe. There have been multiple reports from different sites, including WebMD and the FDA site, that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interact with the new blood thinners as well and cause them to be more potent. Which means you can have a higher chance of bleeding with them if you eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice. It doesn't say in the reading materials that come with Xarelto but it's being found out other places. free discount card

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