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User Reviews for Rivaroxaban systemic

Also known as: Xarelto

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Summary of Rivaroxaban reviews 6.0 144 reviews

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "Been on it about 5 weeks for AF. Immediately experienced muscle spasms in odd places (side of my head, neck, second knuckle joint, one rib) and as time went on, crippling spasms affecting mobility (feet, legs, shoulders). Got the doc's OK to go off it tonight, hooray!"

   
3.0

Hate Xarelto (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation: "I’m writing this to let anyone / everyone to please stay away from Xarelto. It killed my father within months. My mom and Dad were married 50 years he made it a couple months after their 50th wedding anniversary. My Mother and I will never forget the day that change our lives forever because of this medication. It cause him to have a stroke and bleed to death. There is no reversing to Xarelto. It is very dangerous and the pharmaceutical companies don’t care as long as there getting there money. Please stop your love ones from taking Xarelto. Please!!"

   
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Douglas Graybill (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2018

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For Atrial Fibrillation: "Prescribed rivoxiban in Jan,18. This drug really needs looking into more. Headaches so bad never known anything like it. Also faintness, blurred vision unable to walk straight. I've asked my GP to take me off of them and she refused. Now I have to see a neurologist. I'm worried it may be too late. I'm terrifed! "

   
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Caz (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 27, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Pulmonary Embolism: "This was the worst medication I’ve ever taken. Symptoms of having another Pulmonary Embolism. Severe cramping in legs. Severe water retention. Would not recommend."

   
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NewportNightmare (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 5, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Pulmonary Embolism: "I was admitted in the hospital for anemia also PE in both lungs I was given xarelto 15 mg 2x a day I also have internal hemorrhoids well the first day home I bled from my hemorrhoids and it would not stop I lost a lot of blood I am seeing the Dr and coming off this horrible drug"

   
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Babygirl (taken for less than 1 month) August 30, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis Prophylaxis after Knee Replacement Surgery: "Was on eliquis. Awful drug. Was on it 6 weeks and my urine got VERY rank. after 2 and half months woke up one night and my heart was vibrating, jaw and arm pain. It stopped after 5 min. It occurred 2 to 5 times a day for 5 days Made Dr appointment and I cut pills to 1 a day. Dr put me on Xarelto. Still have the bad urine smell. Had a few days of heart episodes but now it seems to be better. Have taken 16 pills, one a day. I still have slight tightness and jaw pain occasionally but nothing compared to Eliquis.. I also on Eliquis had sore eyes and very very tired. I am still tired but not as bad. have 2 more months to go. Just wanted to share this with everyone that has to take this medicine!!"

   
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sher (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 26, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "I was put on 15mg of xarelto for a DVT. I experienced terrible fatigue and anxiety. I was an active person, but on xarelto I could no longer walk a block or do basic activities without feeling exhausted. I also started to experience numbness and tingling in my toes and fingers. My doctor switched me to eliquis and the fatigue was gone. I finally feel like myself again. Xarelto was a terrible drug for me"

   
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Lo (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 26, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event: "Developed multiple PEs as a side effect of the oral contraceptive pill - after discharge, I took Innohep with Xarelto for 2 weeks, then Xarelto alone for 6 months. Taking Xarelto instead of warfarin stopped me from becoming even more of a pincushion from needles and prevented frequent hospital visits. I experienced next to no side effects, aside from feeling cold and dizzy occasionally. I was lucky with my government's healthcare as they covered virtually the entire cost, but it would have been very expensive otherwise (about €300 a month)."

   
9.0

Jo (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 21, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "First 5 weeks on Xarelto I had explosive diarrhea A sac of blood formed at the back of mouth and broke while brushing teeth. I had wondered if the sac was pus signalling abscess, however, after the sac broke and blood flowed, no other problems occurred. My eyes have sandy substances that I am continually rubbing away, eyes are red, irritated, look tired. Sometimes I cannot read what is on a computer screen or in a book. I have tiredness/weakness. Also, headaches/neck aches which are not normal for me. Will be discussing these at an appointment in July. I have been on Xarelto for 4 1/2 months."

   
3.0

Smiles (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 12, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Pulmonary Embolism: "I was treated at a local hospital for minor chest pains. The chest X-Ray and EKG came back normal. Advised docs that the pain was mountains pass 10; however, I was subsequently prescribed with a narcotic which I refused. Two days later the pain returned so I visited the local VA hospital. Subsequent CT scan determined a PE in my right lung. Docs prescribed me with 20mg Xarelto for 90 days. They later extended my medication due to a heterozygous mutation because they wanted to do further research. I’ve exhibited symptoms of dizziness (initially), minor leg pain and fatigue. Anxiety increased overtime because neither of them were excruciating and I never had any shortness of breath. After telling doc of my initial symptoms, which I no longer have with the exception of the minor leg pain, he assumed that it was in my imagination. Three months later, I broke out in hives. I was upset at the fact that they basically refused to discuss the side effects"

   
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LEO May 31, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "I experienced blood urine for 3 weeks."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 27, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "I have been on Xarelto for afib for just over 1 year. Did not experience experience any side affects until recently I had blood in my urine . Up to then the degree of afib did not improve. I am assuming the blood was attributed to kidney stones but I had none of the symptoms, e.g. no pain at all and no difficulty in urinating. My doctor told me to stop taking the Xarelto immediately, which I did and 6 days later my urine is pale yellow and clear and assuming it continues to be I'll take my chances and forget about blood thinners."

Les (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 16, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "I was 55 when I was diagnosed with DVT that caused extreme pain and swelling. Doppler testing confirmed blockage from mid-thigh to the base of my calf for both primary and secondary veins of my left leg. I was prescribed Xarelto and was placed on the drug for six months. At the end of the six months the condition improved sufficiently to allow complete blood flow. I was then placed on high aspirin use for the next 12 months. I was not aware of any noticeable side effects. The condition existed for me due to being athletic, a consultant with over 20 years of frequent air travel, and was a pre-mature birth. These are all known conditions that can lead to DVT."

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 8, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "Diagnosed with blood clot in left leg. Put on Xarelto, after 3 doses had severe headache and neck pain. Dr. took me off and will try something else. Treatment worse than the problem."

   
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Lynn (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "I have been on xarelto for 7 months. I had bleeding in both eyes the first month, bleeding from Hemmoroids after that and still do. My joints and muscles hurt so bad and its actually hard to walk at times. I have swollen legs , feet and hands. I do know I am overweight and 71 years old but my blood pressure is controlled on meds. I do have afib, but I want off this terrible medication. Doctor told me they are all the same and I need to stay on it. Coumadin made me terribly sick , dizzy and tired. I am ready to give up and just take natural thinners."

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 22, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis, Recurrent Event: "I hate the side effects from Xarelto. I've been diagnosed with Leiden factor V blood disorder. Had been on warfarin for 10 years with no side effects however it was discovered blood clots were still forming in my legs. Was placed on Xarelto October 2017. Up until October I was very active in running 3-4miles 5 x week along with swimming 2-3,000 yards 1-2x a week. Now I can barely walk briskly. Terrible knee joint and leg muscle pain. Can no longer enjoy running or swimming. Doctor suggested putting me on Eliquis....read other patient accounts for that drug and it seems worse than Xarelto. I'm alive but frustrated that pain from from side effects of this drug has severely restricted physical activity"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "RESPONDING TO "cludden i50" I've been taking Xarelto for 4 weeks and have blood in my urine intermittently. CAT -Scan shows no cancer in urinary tract but stones stuck in ureter are the cause and hoping removing them will stop bleeding. Suggest you do these tests."

ken3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 16, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "I’ve been on this drug since Sep 2017. Sometime November 2017, I’ve experiencing some right leg pain, posterior calf and hamstring pain while driving. I’m very active and still managed to workout almost at least 5 times a week. The pain subsided late December 2017 but still experiencing the same pain occasionally. Now I guess the drug also triggers my BPH. Any thoughts on this?"

   
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LAchargers17 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 15, 2018

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "I made a comment here a couple of years ago when I had just been put on Xarelto, before that I had been on Elequis. The side effects were to bad, especially with Xarelto, that I stopped any medication. However, a change in Cardiologist, and I was eventually persuaded to try another, PRADAXA. This one suits me and I have no side affects at all Xarelto gave me really bad migraines, my head felt as if it was swelling and my eyes popping out. I couldn’t get out of bed most days. I will never forget that. You have to take responsibility for your health. Always speak to your Doctor first. If your not happy get a second opinion."

   
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Paulanne (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 12, 2017

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "In 2008, a kindergarten kiddo knocked me down and I broke my femur. I ended up with a DVT and bilateral PEs. Took Warfarin but my INR was all over the place, so Doctor put me on Lovenox until all was clear. Fast forward to this past October 13, 2017. Woke up with swollen and hurting ankle. I feared a superficial clot. NEVER dreamt I had a DVT... Much less 3 huge clots from behind my knee stretching all the way to my ankle. Dr. started me on Elaquis and, of course, I was allergic to it. I was switched to Xarelto. 3 days later, I started having HORRIBLE headaches that began about one hour after taking the med and last ALL day long! I'm up and down all night, either insomnia or leg cramps. I am waiting to hear from dr on a plan. HATE this med!"

   
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Kindergarten Teacher December 11, 2017

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "Drug works. Thins your blood out! Been on Xarelto for 1 year and quitting it. Have a loop monitor for 6 months and no AFib. One doctor says quit it one says stay on. Some score they use says I can quit so that's what I'm going to do. First six months had some muscle pain but I blamed Lipitor. Started to get blurry vision so eye doctor said everything was fine. Now I'm a year in. I have 2 large bruises on both legs and big toe just recently for really no apparent reason. Nose bleeds almost daily, muscle pain in bicep and upper back with heavy feeling in legs when walking. Shortness of breath comes out of nowhere and lasts less than an hour happens on occasion. Quit and so far muscle pain has subsided."

   
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RogerAFib November 4, 2017

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "It killed my beloved mother in July 2014 she was suddenly rushed by ambulance early morning hours. She had several ischemia strokes and had uncontrollable bleeding after surgery she died to taking xarelto. Now I've been turned down by lawyers because the death report said she died from C.O.P.D. and trying to find another law firm who will take my case the end results are death from this bad drug"

   
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Fourc77 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 29, 2017

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Atrial Fibrillation: "My beloved mother went to the hospital by ambulance in 2014. She had afib which caused her to have ischemic strokes, bloody urine found out later in coffee can. She was in a nightmare for 6 weeks until the early morning hours of July 12th 2014 . They did an abdominal surgery so that the bleeding would stop and they had to cauterise her arteries in her stomach and put a vac pac on her. Then was rejected on the case so far because her death report said she died from COPD can someone help me try to get justice . "

   
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Fourc77 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 29, 2017

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "On my fifth week. Everything was fine. I cannot remember if I doubled my 20mg dosage yesterday, but this morning up to noon time I was urinating blood. I have gone twice more since noon time with no blood. Has anyone else experienced this with xarelto before?"

cluddeni50 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 29, 2017

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Xarelto (rivaroxaban) for Deep Vein Thrombosis: "Xarelto seems to work for thinning the blood and allowing clot reabsorption but it causes bleeds particularly heavy periods. This major side effect which obviously affects women but not men does not seem to be addressed by Xarelto and therefore it is under researched. Heavy periods are associated with anemia which in turn can cause heart and other organ problems as well as cause fatigue and weak immune system apart from the obvious life style inconvenience to women sufferers."

   
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Anonymous August 26, 2017

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