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User Reviews for Rivaroxaban to treat Deep Vein Thrombosis

Also known as: Xarelto

Rivaroxaban has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 56 ratings for the treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis. 39% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 34% reported a negative effect.

Rivaroxaban Rating Summary

5.8/10 average rating

56 ratings from 62 user reviews.

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Reviews for Rivaroxaban

kate May 2, 2019

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I started on Xarelto after having a bleed out with Warfarin through my kidneys. I was on this drug for almost 8 years. In the last two years, I kept telling my doctors the side affects this drug was giving my body. Nobody listened....Eventually, I received some helpful information on the neurological side of this drug. Everything it said was what I was experiencing. So I have now switched to Eliquis (which is recommended by cardiologists almost world-wide) and it has been heaven ever since. No Xarelto induced crazy dreams, leg twitching, cramps, headaches, tremors, anxiety etc. Take control people over your own body.....”

2 / 10
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Tsunamijim · Taken for less than 1 month April 5, 2013

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Treated with Coumadin for 3 years. Stopped Coumadin 2 days ago. Started Xarelto last night 20 mg once a day. Maybe it is the excitement of being off Coumadin, but today is the first day I feel normal. No headache, No light headedness, No Fuzzy head, was not tired in the middle of the day. Coumadin really made me feel different. I thought it was just getting old. Also my eyes feel clear now. First thing I did last night was drink two glasses of cranberry juice. It was great. For lunch spinach in my sandwich. Wonderful. Looking forward to not seeing my doctor to draw blood every month. Might even get back into some low impact sports in the afternoon before dinner. ”

10 / 10
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NCYankee · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 24, 2014

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Doc put me on this after finding a small blood clot in calf after TKR. First month was not bad but after that, my upper stomach started to hurt off & on all day, every day; migraine headaches every night; insomnia every night and horrible itching at site of incision; bleeding hemorrhoids also. Had a Doppler taken after 2 months and it did not find any clots. Dr took me off of Xarelto cold turkey. Very frightening because I was told you should be weaned off of it but doc seemed to be ok with immediately stopping. It has been 4 days since I stopped and all the above symptoms went away, thank goodness.”

9 / 10
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SalesRD · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 6, 2013

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Last summer I was placed on Xarelto after a dermatologist botched my laser leg vein surgery and caused a DVT. I am an otherwise healthy 50 year old woman. I did not want to go on Coumadin as I am familiar with the side effects and monitoring required. I was sick on Xarelto the entire time, and the minute that I stopped it, most of the side effects went away. It took about two weeks for all side effects to subside. Side effects included migraine headaches (first time in my life), sharp pins and needles pain in hands and fingers, swollen joints especially finger joints, muscle cramps-especially legs and toes etc.”

1 / 10
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RichardTheo · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 17, 2014

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Was on xeralto for three months and enjoyed the freedom from warfarin...BUT went back to warfarin because head aches, constant sore upset stomach, weird dreams and hallucinations at night...Three weeks off xeralto and back on warfarin am feeling normal again...Just me and if xeralto works for you stay with it...”

9 / 10
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Starr2015 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 23, 2013

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I was on Coumadin from 2008-2013. I am now 28 years old. Imagine how I react when I go to a Dr, get told about Xarelto, that I do NOT need to see my doctor weekly-biweekly, and I CAN EAT GREENS! It was a miracle for me. Yes, the bleeding risk is still there. But a once daily pill for my chronic recurrent deep vein thrombosis verses modifying multiple times my Coumadin based on fluctuating INR levels is a God send. My PCP was about to put me on the similar Xa-inhibitor medication but this came out. Off to enjoy sauteed spinach!”

10 / 10
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Specialdiamond April 19, 2020

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “This drug sent me insane. Recently had DVT in arm. 1st tablet caused burning nerves in face & spine rushed to A &E who were dumbfounded. Within 1 week i was pacing the house all night. Heart racing severely. Anxiety out of control (never suffered from anxiety). Week 2 lips and mouth burning. Anxiety and heart rate worse. Week 3. Pacing house 16 hours a day, paranoia, intense pressure in head, muscle spasms, unable to close eyes. Nerves on skin . Reduced dose didn't help improve situation. Eventually doctor switched me to Eliquis which I'm absolutely fine on. I believe this drug is ok for a lot of people, however if you have a reaction its severe. Lost over a stone in 3 weeks, hyperventilated daily, my behaviour and personality changed dramatically. Within 48 hours on Eliquis all symptoms ceased. I'll be reporting this drug as having done some research I've found it can cause anxiety, paranoia, muscle spasms which are not listed in the literature”

1 / 10
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thegizkitty · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 18, 2016

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I was diagnosed with a big DVT in right leg in Oct. 2015. Was put on Xeralto for 6 months. Two months ago had another ultra sound and no clots. I am 66 years old. The doctor just took me off Xeralto 4 days ago and now I'm worried about having a stroke, more clots etc (thanks to all the scary commercials on TV) so now I'm stressed about being 'off' Xeralto. I didn't have any side effects that I am aware of while on Xeralto luckily. Doctor told me stay active (I sit 8 hours a day at work connected to a computer and phone) so I am sure this is why I got the clots to start with. I move my legs around under my desk and stand up for a few minutes every hour or two when I can. Will see what happens from here.”

7 / 10
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Dennis123 · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 24, 2020

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I experienced a proximal (whole leg) DVT 5 months ago with extreme swelling and tightness. 15 mg Xarelto daily was prescribed in ER for 1 month followed by 20 mg daily. I did a lot of walking when able and have only slight discolouration above the ankle along with tightness near the Achilles’ tendon now. The swelling has all gone. I experienced bouts of belching after 2 months but that has subsided now. Extreme fatigue upon little exertion has been a recent issue. 72 years old”

10 / 10
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Tsunamijim · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 30, 2014

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “DVT in ankle, then again in other ankle then one in knee. Tried Warfarin with many headaches, stopped on my own due to the side effect. That's how the DVT came back. Went to Coumadin and the difference was Coumadin gave me a consistent test result. Still the headaches almost daily. From minimal to taking 800 mg of ibuprofen, just to get rid of the pain. Already allergic to peanuts, then restricted by medicine with no greens or cranberry. Really tough to find a good meal. Begged my doctor for a prescription before it was approved for DVT and that could be part of my positive reaction. Now on Xarelto for 2 years, headaches once in awhile - maybe due to medicine but not consistent enough to believe. Eat anything and everything.”

9 / 10
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Machoo · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 7, 2019

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “This drug did great for resolving a clot in a deep vein in my right leg. At the six month mark when I was cleared to come off it, no one ever told me, nor any of the safety literature indicated that what happened could happen. After one day of stopping Xarelto I was so instantly fatigued and sick I couldn’t function for days. It made my blood pressure spike and I had to see a doc about getting that under control. It finally took about 10 days for that medicine to let me go and trust me it was a miserable 10 days. A vascular surgeon and a cardiologist both told me they’ve never heard of this side effect. Kind of scary that this kind of stuff is not out there for patients to see early. Also, I consider it dangerous because where I live there is no reversing agent available. If you decide to take Xarelto you would be better off going to Vegas and betting on a dice throw. Your chances are better. If I need another blood thinner I will go with the tried and tested Coumadin. It’s safer.”

3 / 10
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Sarah v June 29, 2014

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I am a 39 year old woman with a history of DVT who switched from warfarin to Xarelto . Shortly after starting the medicine I began to experience migraines for the first time. After two weeks of being on it, I began my menstrual period as scheduled. The period was severe bleeding 6 days straight, at that point I went to the ER, I ended up with several blood transfusions that were not helping, my hemoglobin was dropping to dangerous levels. The only thing to be done was an emergency uterine ablation. I believe that blood levels DO actually need to be monitored. My blood was so thin I was not clotting. ”

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lucky man · Taken for less than 1 month May 19, 2015

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I was feeling a sharp right calf pain for about three days and thought it may be a Charlie horse. Decided to go to the er and bam!!!!! Dvt. Huge clot but below the knee. Was admitted for two days heart rate went down to 38 close calls but thank God I am here. Have been on xarelto for 8 days now and not one side effect. Just hope it gets me through and helps my body dissolve the clot ASAP. Xarelto works for me.”

10 / 10
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mdsiress December 30, 2014

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I was prescribed Xarelto when a blood clot developed after surgery for my broken leg. I did not notice any immediate side effects until.... I normally have 3 day, semi-light periods and they went to 7-9 days of the worst ever. I won't go into detail. It also caused my iron level to drop to 17! I stayed on Xarelto for 6 months and it worked for me. I was told Xarelto won't dissolve your clot it just thins your blood enough to prevent the clot from growing or new clots, The existing clot is absorbed into the body. I think my hair was falling out also but that may have been from the low iron?”

10 / 10
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DVT and PE · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 7, 2015

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I was prescribed Xarelto for two months after I got a Deep Vein Thrombsis and pulmonary embolisms and it definitely worked as prescribed. I did bruise very easily, but that was a small price to pay to completely get rid of my DVT and show no signs of it 3 months later.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 1, 2015

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Had dvt in my calf, had a couple of clots get stuck in my lung 2 weeks after starting xeralto. Now after 2 1/2 months on it I get headaches, dizzy, light headedness, weakness in legs and arms and tingling in arms and hands. I had to leave work today because I was so weak. Going to have doc take me off it.”

5 / 10
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Vlad · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 25, 2020

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Have been on Rivroxiban 20mg for 4 years for deep vein thrombosis and have put on 3 stone since. The doctors gave me a health check and said I need to see a dietician I have never been 14 stone before always around 11 stone this I believe is a discrepancy that the doctors do not look into, I have about 30 20mg tablets left then it for Me- as from now on I will be taking 100mg of aspirin a day which is as good as Rivaroxaban but less risks as its good for thinning blood, and Edema ( swelling of the lower ankle and leg)”

3 / 10
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lison December 12, 2018

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Had extreme pain in my hip which I thought was from digging a drain line for my yard that was over 120' in length. Sudden "POP" in my hip at work one day and almost passed out from the pain. An ER visit and sudden Emergency surgery to remove clots from my hip to my ankle in the left leg. Another surgery to finish up the first surgery using a new surgical technic for "REMOVING CLOTS". Put on Xeralto 2 times a day for 30 days, then 1 time a day for 6 months. During that time frame, my niece had a massive PE and died at 25! Found out that Blood Clots are hereditary - my grandmother, father, sister, aunt, niece and myself all have had them. Protein S deficiency is what it's called. Will be on the meds for the rest of my life, I was 47 at the time. Terrific Medicine for me anyways! No side effects at all that I can tell. Have to buy from Canada due to price in US is almost $1500.00 for 3 months - Canada meds are $138.00 for 84 pills.”

10 / 10
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young with 2nd DVT · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 29, 2015

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “This my second DVT in 5yrs, I'm only 26 and its from a genetic disorder. I took warfrain the first time around and er doctor gave me xareltro this time. I was thrilled due to no strict diet, constant finger pricks, etc. However from day 1 of xareltro I had horrible headaches that I could not get rid of. I took my dose with dinner and if we had a late dinner, after 7, I would get vivid dreams that left !e exhausted I'm the morning. It caused two ocular migraines, which I have never had which scared m cause I though I was going blind!! I was also hallucinating at all times of the day. I'm back on warfrian now all sideffects have stopped! Loved the promise of xareltro but belive it needs more testing!!”

2 / 10
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paopaoanddahlia1207 June 26, 2021

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I suffered massive DVT on my left leg in 1998. I was on warfarin for few years. I developed looked like hives or rashes on both of my inner thighs. My doctor said that it looked like eczema. I used all kinds of otc lotion to ease the itch and some pain but never went away. When xarelto was introduced to the market My doctor said that I am a good candidate for it. Few months after taking 20 mg. a day itch on my upper arms started At the time it did not bother me because that was the least of my problems. In 2012 I noticed some red bumps on my lower leg and a bit itchy. It went away after few weeks. But my body itch continues. In the spring of 2020 the itch and red bumps intensified and appeared all over my body. My doctor said it’s not from xarelto. The dermatologist could not recognize what these red spots on my body. I have to wear long sleeves even in the summertime to cover the red bumps and lesions that turned to dark brown spot all over my arms and body.”

9 / 10
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Xarelto101 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 25, 2020

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “Been on over 7 months. Now on 10mg by own will plus research concluding that xarelto 10mg is more effective than aspirin. These sites lack knowledge and unquestionable advice. First of all, drink mostly water if you want best combined results. Dont take 10mg unless that is what your doc told you or you have passed the end of your treatment prog based on your algorithm. We all have one. Reduce consumption of colored drinks. Always wear stocking if swell problem. Exercise prevents new DVT on top of xarelto. ”

9 / 10
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lisae1963 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 26, 2017

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “DO NOT ALLOW DR TO PUT YOU ON THIS MEDICATION IF YOU: ARE AUTOIMMUNE (Positive ANA, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus, Sjögren's Syndrome) OR TAKE: EFFEXOR OR ANY OTHER SNRI I AM EXPERIENCING LIVER INJURY DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THESE CONDITIONS/DRUGS”

1 / 10
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Lo · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 26, 2018

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “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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Bid Daddy · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 4, 2015

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I had two instance of DVT getting to my lungs. Almost killed me. I was on warfarin the first time for 6 months with no side effects. I have been taking xeralto 20 mg for about a month now. I am having insomnia, upset stomach, and occasional muscle cramping in calves and ankles. However, I do not have to go the doctor once a month to have blood tests and I do not have to manage my eating habits so closely. So far I am a fan, albeit a sleepy one.”

9 / 10
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Hannahprend1 April 28, 2017

Xarelto (rivaroxaban): “I am 20 years old and I just started the rivaroxiban 2 weeks, after they found a clot in my arm ! I'm on 20mg twice a day for 3 weeks and then 15mg for 3 months. I find I am really tired all the time and I do get a good bit of sleep at night too ! I never usually got headaches before but now I find around a hour after taking the pill I get a headache ! Just wondering is this due to the pill or am I just overthinking it !”

6 / 10
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