apcp; Yes you should give your doctor a call in the side effects here is a copy and paste of just what you want it is the first one listed. So don't stop this and call your doctor to see what to do It is very possible this is one of the side effects that go away with continued use but you want to make sure of that. So please call your doctor as soon as you can. this copy and paste for your question is right here off drugs.com Chuck1957 (More common
I was on Xarelto for 4 months for a DVT. Finally had to come off of it and transitioned to Coumadin. During my time on Xarelto, I experienced insomnia, joint paint, and lower back pain. The lower back pain got so bad I spent a 15 hours in an ER room standing up because I couldn't lay or sit down. I complained to my doctor about the back pain and the insomnia, and the office suggested taking pain meds and chamomile tea for sleeping. Xarelto was not the drug for me.
I also notice lower back pain since I have been on Xarelto. I am glad to read some of the answers to your question to find out that things can be done for this.
I too have been taking Xarelto for over a month due to hip replacement. I didn't know why I was having the lower back pain right after the surgery, and thought that perhaps it was due to the fact that I had to sleep on my back because of the hip replacement surgery. But when I was able to sleep on my side, I still suffered the lower back pain. But now reading that others had the same problem, it makes sense. As well, I have been having hot flashes, lack of sleep, itchiness.
Im 37 and have been on xarelto for almost 3 weeks. I do 15 mg twice a day. I have side effects that are rough. One is really bad back pain. Almost deep into the lower back. I can never get comfortable. My dr told me it’s nothing. I also get confusion easily and amongst other things like fatigued and I can’t workout anymore cause it makes me feel bad. I did end up in hospital they did a cat scan days ago and showed nothing. However pain is worst. Do these side effects go away?
After taking Xarelto for 3 weeks I switched to Eliquis. The pain did not ease off. Only went away after being of blood thinner for a week. I don’t know what to do if I ever have to go back on. I am currently taking a natural supplement called Nattokinase by Dr.s Best. It came highly recommended by a homeopathic Dr. This is instead of a baby aspirin. Good luck.
Yes, Xarelto or eliquis cause stiffness in lumbar spine. I will ask my doctor to switch me to warfarin. For those who are on warfarin, any lower back pain?
I am 28 year old male. I took Xarelto for 8 weeks due to DVT/PE. Severe lower back stiffness/pain set in about 2 weeks into treatment, and finally subsided at around week 4 or 5. This was my 2nd time on blood thinners. First time was Warfarin for the same reasons. I experienced zero side effects using Warfarin, but it comes with dietary restrictions, and consistent blood drawings. I am now on my 3rd clot in 4 years, and I'm back on Xarelto. It's only been 3 days so no back pain yet, but I fear it's coming.
I do have lower back pain, but I had that prior to me switching to Xarelto a year ago. But I have noticed that it wraps around my sides and I even have stomach pain. I don't like that they have never tested just how thin or thick my blood is since I've been put on it. When I was on warfarin they did INRs all the time. So I have no idea if I have any eternal bleeding. Plus unlike warfarin, Xarelto has no reversing agent to stop internal bleeding if you do have it. Usually VITAMIN K will reverse the effects of warfarin if you have internal bleeding, but with Xarelto there's nothing they can do. I'm considered a "fall risk" anytime I go to the hospital or ER, so it scares me being on this drug. I hope I helped. Good luck.
to The individual who commented Xarelto not having a reversal agent. That is incorrect. It does now have a reversal agent which was approved so don’t let that be a fear of being on that drug now.
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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