I've been taking Xarelto for about 60 days, and muscle soreness seems to be getting worse. I wake each morning with shoulder, arm and leg soreness. At 64 years old, I presumed it was just old age symptoms. I now suspect that this new medication might be the culprit. I must take the medication because of atrial fibrillation episodes from time to time. Is there a solution, or should I just learn to live with the pain? My suspicion includes potential internal damage from a drug that causes pain. Am I thinking correctly here??
You are right;
Less serious side effects of rivaroxaban may include:
pain in your arms or legs.
Musculoskeletal side effects have included pain in the extremities and muscle spasm.
I suggest you inform your Dr. asap.
Hi Grant ll
I am currently on Xarelto for 3 months and experiencing very similar side effects .
Was wondering what you did and if you ever got any relief ? Did you change meds or did the pain subside ? get worse ? or go away after time?
Would really appreciate an update . I am similar in age and a male.
Thanks in advance for any info you can offer
I am a 62 year old woman who has taken Xarelto for 6 months now to treat DVT. My left hand is so sore; all of the fingers and the muscles throughout my hand. Although, I have osteoarthritis in my knees and cannot take Advil now, there are days when my knees are severely sore. Also, my right shoulder hurts and is very stiff. On June 12th I will have another Doppler and hopefully I will no longer have the blood clot. Oh- on top of all of the pain, I have lost a lot of my hair.
Good morning, I'm in my 8th week of Xarelto and the last week has been horrendous. I started with pain in both elbows (inner) and tender to touch. I now have pain in one finger on my right hand, my left thumb, knees, ankles and shoulders.
My doctor is not remotely interested and has said it's not likely to be the medication which I find very hard to believe. Does anyone know if this will leave long term damage, I only have 4 weeks to go after this but hope it's not causing any other issues? I've been told as long as there is no blood being passed or bruising then don't worry, hard not to when I pretty much hurt all over at 37!
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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