My father had a dvt and took xaralto for the prescribed 6 month. Recently stopped after 6 months. Now has another blood clot in same leg. IR wants to inject xaralto directly into clot. More information, please.
I experienced the same situation: DVT (diagnosed after having suffered six pulmonary embolisms in all five lobes in both lungs) and on xaralto daily for six months then off the meds, and within 2 days of being off xaralto, forming more DVT and immediately put back on xaralto daily for life. Have asked my doctors the same question, as to if xaralto can be used as a clot buster -- answer: no, administered by mouth only. There are so called clot busting meds that are injected, in the stomach, not the veins where a DVT is however. And if on that med rather than xaralto you must do injections in the stomach every 12 hours. It is not indicated for my condition unless i must undergo a procedure that presents risk for bleeding. For example, a few months ago when I underwent a colonoscopy i was taken off xaralto for 2 days due to risk for internal bleeding as a result of biopsy. During the 48 hours i was off xaralto i was given four syringes each containing lovenox (not sure of its spelling, but is the "clot busting" med via injection which you speak of), and gave myself the injections in stomach prior to then after the procedure. And on day 3 was back on xaralto. Those details provided in the event it may help
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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