My husband,84, has only taken this med 3 times and last night he had a bad episode of nightmare taking over him and being agressive and very angry at people he said were trying to get him, he removed the trapeze bar for a weapon against imaginary gangs. I was very frightened by all this.
Xarelto - does this med cause acting out nightmares of severe hallucinations causing anxiety?
Question posted by mnzimm on 25 Nov 2012
Last updated on 22 September 2019 by redredwine
I had some vivid dreams and nightmares after taking statin rosuvastatin 5 mg late before sleep ( as instructions) I take them at 5 p m but not ideal time.
On Rivaroxaban 20mg . Forgot to take the statin for a couple of days , but had a good dream , so the Rivaroxaban maybe caused dream .
Have a routine g p appt requested by g p to discuss , she contacted my lipid cholesterol Spec Clinic to see if this happens with that statin . I don’t know if she has reply from clinic . I heard that statins have neurological implications .
I definitely have no nightmares if no statin Before sleep, but they should be taken late to go into liver whole sleep .
Upto now Rivaroxaban no problems effects , on blood tests not much leak . I don’t want to start on warfarin route. So testing the statins . Wait to discuss with g p .
Good dreams are ok , but hearing voices is not. No mental conditions ever before . Never happened if no statin before sleep .
The symptoms you describe are associated with the carbidopa/levodopa that he is taking. It is not associated with the Xarelto. It is possible that the other medications that he is taking is exacerbating the interaction with the carbidopa/levodopa or one of them could be causing the problem as well.
It is not a good idea to stop an anticoagulant without first discussing it with your doctor. I hope that your doctor figures out the what is causing the nightmares and hallucinations.
Is he on any other medications? I would find a doctor before he gets another dose of the xarelto. Something is very wrong here, does he have a diagnosis of anything with dementia?
Hello mnzimm. No it should not. You best let his doctor know as soon as possible. Best of wishes for you both, pledge
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