I have been taking Xarelto for 4 months
These 2 issues were not reported as complaints in the 3 medical trials. Have you changed your diet or any medications or supplements?
Well Xarelto caused sever fluid retention while I took it. I gained 12 kg in 3 weeks. I exercised 5 times a week and ate absolutely normal. I weighed 56 kg at a height of 5''8 and after these 3 weeks weighed 68 kg. I took it for 3 months. I didn't loose any water afterwards. Xarelto did something to my body nobody can put a finger on what it might has changed.
I have been taking Xarelto for a month. Had weight issues since birth of children but it has been stable for years. Since taking this awful drug I have put on at least 6kg with no change in diet and I have had the most awful upset stomach. Phoned doctor yesterday and he has taken me off this with absolutely no argument which makes me think others have complained. I am drinking lots but pretty sure still retaining fluid. It has to be this drug.
I was on Xarelto from May 2016-September 2016 and gained 20 pounds. Can't seem to lose it no matter what I do. I'll lose 2-3 pounds but then it comes right back. Uncomfortable almost constant abdominal bloating too. Has anyone managed to lose the weight?
I'm male and 77 yrs old ... I took xarelto for three months and stopped them 16 days ago ... during the three months my stomach was bloated and my weight increased seven kilos ... my weight has reduced by four kilos but my stomach is still bloated and uncomfortable ... I walk four kms every morning and am 175 cms tall with my weight normally at 79 kilos ... I'd had a pulmonary embolism and am now on aspirin ...
Yes, I had my PE 3 years ago never any problems. When I got released from the hospital I went home and that's when the bloating started and continues to this day. I took it for 6 months and have not been on it
I thought maybe it was a food allergy and have eliminated certain foods but nothing has helped. I just want my stomach back! I also gained weight while on it.
I have been on the xarelto for almost 4 years now, had no issue from the start even though I lost weight and all was good, however I suddenly gained weight of 12kg which I can’t get off.
I work out hard almost daily and not eating carbs for the last 1 month but my weight around my belly area still on and I can’t get it off.
Is this the drug causing it?
I have been on xarelto now for over 2 years & now for the rest of my life..I have gained almost 19 kilos... I eat healthy and small amounts... but I do like a couple of wines in the evening... great thing about Xarelto... However my Dr also put me on Extine 20 mgs which is for anxiety... I thought maybe this was the reason for my gain... which I have read horrific stories of weight gain... I am now trying to wen of this medication, with horrible side effects, especially the electric nerve shocks..which are horrid... however I find a glass of wine helps... I am stunned to read everyone on this page has had weight gain from Xarelto... its horrible-on the flipside Xarelto saved my life
I had shoulder reconstructive surgery; and, got a blood clot. I have never been heavy, except during pregnancy. After 5 months n Xarelto, I gained almost 20 lbs. since I stopped taking it, I can’t lose more than 2 lbs.—And, that is with normal, healthy eating; and, regular exercise. I am so depressed about this bloating. I wish I knew how to get rid of it, it’s horrible and so is Xarelto!
I had a DVT as well as multiple PEs I was put on xarelto 2 1/2 months ago. I really have not changed my diet but I have gained around 18lbs. I have been exercising and dieting but nothing I do helps take weight off. My knees and hips and ankles ache, not sure if it is the added weight or medication. Have other blood thinners caused this ? Doctors keep telling me blood thinners don’t cause weight gain. I am very frustrated.
My doctor switched me from Warfarin to Xarelto after I had another PE in January, 5 months ago. Since then I have gained 25 pounds, and my stomach is so bloated, descended and hard, that I have to eat very small meals or be in excruciating stomach and back pain. I don't know if related, but I now have trouble with food getting stuck in my esophagus. My GI doctor is doing an upper GI on me Monday and he said he will probably stretch my esophagus. So much trouble eating, I was just in ER this week, they found my Potassium levels dangerously low that I had to get an IV of Potassium. I have my GI doctor telling me my esophagus problems are not going to go away unless I lose weight! How? I have lost 9 lbs in 2 weeks because I can't eat! My back and stomach pain too bad to exercise, plus I'm just plain to week. I've asked my doctor if Xarelto could be cause, and he doesn't believe so! Do I have to die before someone listens! I'm scared to death. I'm afraid my stomach is going to rupture! Help!
I have been on this horrible drug Xarelto since May 2018 due to a PE from smoking and taking birth control, and I've gained over 100pounds on it it's Oct 31st, 2018. I have never been this heavy in my life. I get taken off of it tomorrow but after reading the comments of not being able to get the weight off, I am so scared! This drug should be banned it does more harm than good in the long run. I am absolutely sick to stomach right now, I can't believe no one has been able to get the weight off
28 year old male. I have been taking Xarelto for 5 weeks now after PE. I have gained almost 10 lbs in this time! I hate it! Does the weight come off after stopping medication? Thx
After second dose of eliquis (probably works in same way as Xarelto), i developed bloating and shortness of breath. Doctor and pharmacist said not a side effect. Kind of a major coincidence that it started 4 Hours after second dose. Doesn't matter how little i eat, as soon as i eat or drink anything, stomach bloats and i am yawning to catch a deep,breath.
I have been taking this drug for over 12 months following multiple pe’s after a operation. As I have a history of cancer so i have to take this for life.
I am very appreciative of everyone replying on here as medics have made me feel stupid by saying by taking xarelto does not make you put on weight. IT MOST CERTAINLY DOES! I have put on between 1 and 2 stones and have a large tummy going up from a size 12-14 to a size 16-18. Please complain as per the earlier message as unless we do they will do nothing about it.
I am grateful that this drug has given me a longer time to live but I wish the medics and drug company would accept that this is a bonefide side effect.
- Xarelto Information for Consumers
- Xarelto Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Xarelto (detailed)
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