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Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event 3 reviews 3 medications
   
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Deep Vein Thrombosis, Prophylaxis 5 reviews 15 medications
   
7.2
Pulmonary Embolism 37 reviews 15 medications
   
6.6
Deep Vein Thrombosis 35 reviews 19 medications
   
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Deep Vein Thrombosis...lacement Surgery 1 reviews 13 medications
   
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Deep Vein Thrombosis, Recurrent Event 4 reviews 3 medications
   
6.0
Atrial Fibrillation 24 reviews 24 medications
   
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Prevention of Thromb...ial Fibrillation 4 reviews 40 medications
   
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Summary of Xarelto reviews 113 reviews 6.2

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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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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."

   
7.0

Anonymous August 26, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "My mom has AF and didn't take any blood thinner before. She went to emergency in US and the doctor prescribed this drug to her. She followed the instruction to take the medicine. About 25 days later, she got the brain bleeding and woke up three weeks later after surgery, another two weeks later, she had the second brain bleeding, a few weeks later she passed away. It took my mom to the heaven. What should I say. "

Blind Trust (taken for less than 1 month) August 23, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "I have episodes of red blood cells in my urine, (colour of red wine). GP has referred me to the urology specialist at General Hospital. Is this normal after 3 months of taking this meds?"

C.Y (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "Apparently helps my a-fib, but causes bad bruising and bleeding from minor wounds. I also have bad heart burn and take antacid frequently. This happens while I'm eating, after, and also when my stomach is empty. A friend who tried Xarelto had the same problem, which makes me think it's from the medicine, or at least it made it worse. This causes me lots of pain and discomfort, but I don't know if another blood thinner would be the same."

   
7.0

Jeepy (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 28, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism "I had a PE in 2014. Will be on blood thinners for life. Specialist switched me from warfarin to Xarelto last February and life has been three shades of hell ever since. Weight gain, pain, headaches, hair loss, ridiculous fatigue ... my period was out of control- like Carrie (stephen king) style until I finally got an IUD device (which I have never really wanted to do but at least my iron stores have recovered.) I found a new family doctor who agreed to put me back on warfarin but the specialist talked me out of it this winter. I'm so weak and tired I can't stand it. Started on warfarin yesterday and get to quit the Xarelto in two days. Can't wait."

   
1.0

Jabba The July 15, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "I was taking Xarelto for DVTs in my right leg. For the most part the drug went as expected. Until I got a nose bleed. When it started it was like any other. Then the bleeding started like a cut vein. And it would not stop. I was rushed to emergency at a local hospital, where they shoved 2 devices that were to help it stop. They did not work and the ER doc on hand had to put larger ones in. I was told at the time there wasn't any drugs that would slow the bleeding down. It was time and compression that worked. It scared the hell out of me. As of now I will not go back on it due to these effects. And also due to my work. If I got a bleed in the place I work, it'd be disastrous."

   
4.0

RJ347 July 10, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event "Xa inhibitors such as Xarelto are increasingly becoming more commonly prescribed and very effective in treating Antiphospholipid syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that causes 'sticky blood' resulting in clots) as an alternative to Warfarin, particularly in the cases of patients such as myself who had unstable INR results. The side effects have been minimal, and possibly can't all necessarily be blamed on Xarelto as I take many other medications, some with similar side effects such as tiredness and headaches. The worst side effect for me is dizziness, but my specialist recommended I take it just before bed instead of the morning as the dizziness wears off within several hours."

   
8.0

fizzypop (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 3, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "While on Xarelto I experienced a stroke. Partial loss of vision. I have atrial fibrillation. Initially, a few years ago I was put on Coumadin. That was a hassle. Then I was very glad when Pradaxa came out and it was prescribed. But it caused such stomach pain. I was then put on Xarelto. I took it faithfully as prescribed. I had no discomfort or side effects, but then in December of 2016 I had the stroke. Now I am on Eliquis."

   
1.0

BuckeyeJoJo July 1, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "Hospitalized for 5 days with DVT in both arms. During my stay I was given lovenox and warfarin. Upon discharge, I visited my regular MD and was put on Xeralto. Thirty days later I was admitted to hospital again, but with DVT'S up and down both arms. I would not recommend anyone to take this medication. I had a horrible experience, not to mention scary experience while being on this medication."

   
1.0

cabbagemoma (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 1, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "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"

   
1.0

lisae1963 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis, Recurrent Event "Genetic Factor 5 - inherited from my parents. My body produces more blot clots than the average person, therefore my Dr. put me on this anticoagulant almost a year ago.I take it at bedtime..sometimes (not often at all) a pain in my head."

Mysty2017 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 22, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "Xarelto caused weight gain , tingling, numbness and pain in arms as well as hands approximately 2 months after I began taking it. I'm not sure if this is permanent or not, stopped taking a week ago and still having these side effects. This was not a positive experience unsure until I see my Dr. if their is permanent damage."

   
2.0

Numb still June 11, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism "I feel terrible taking this medication. My ankles are swollen, my back aches, my headaches, I have a BM after I eat anything, the shower spray feels like pinpricks on my arms, and I am tired and morose. I felt better with the pulmonary embili."

Preck (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 4, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "Why--Why for goodness sake is the 20 mg "tablet" so bloody small??? It is ridiculous the size and shape of it--if you drop one good luck and get out your magnifying glass to find it!! Do you have medical engineers to design these things? If so, this one is a big mistake. I intend to ask my physician for two 10s, nice round pills these old eyes can see--even if I drop one!"

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 26, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism "Long story short--left hospital in continual pain labelled as anxiety only to return two days later. They found the clot thanks to CT with contrast. Had no problems with Lovenox at the hospital but during treatment someone decides to put me on Xarelto. I've been sick every day--felt as if I'm dying. Pleaded with hospital to switch medications now labeled a drug seeker--for seeking a different blood thinner? Pleaded with doctors and PCP & they're sticking with the Xarelto. I have a visible rash on my face & excruciating pain in limbs and back. After Spitting up blood & swollen tongue, discontinued. Tossed the medication. Was told to start back on the Xarelto. The problem isn't Xarelto. It's the doctors who refuse to listen to their patients."

   
1.0

SESA (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 10, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "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 !"

   
6.0

Hannahprend1 April 28, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "I had a DVT in my right lower calf muscle. I was on a training schedule and was very intense workouts, I did lots of flying for work and as well taking some supplements my blood became thicker and ended with my calf swelling up. I've been in xarelto for the last four months first two months were all good now in the the last two months the side effects of it have really out of it started getting sore ribs and on my sternum feels like my body has spasms. Sometimes I can't bare the pain I'm also on tramadol to calm my spasms I don't like tramadol because I don't feel in control I get fatigued faster and tired easily does anybody else get these side effects from xarelto"

   
7.0

Kolossus (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 18, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "My mother was on these for 9 months. It caused her to have constant, severe diarrhea. Just yesterday she had a major bleed whilst going to the toilet. She had numerous tests on her tummy troubles a few months back and they found nothing wrong. Obviously Dr's prescribed these and couldn't be bothered reading up on the drug. She has been so sick for 6 months. Crazy."

   
1.0

Maree9 March 28, 2017

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For Deep Vein Thrombosis "I developed a DVT in my thigh after hurting my back and being unable to get around for a few weeks, ended up in the hospital for 5 days on total bed rest. Shortly after a large DVT was found in my right thigh. I was put on Xarelto for one year. I have been on it now for 6 months and my leg and foot stays swollen, but does not hurt. My hair fell out for the first two months and then stopped, I have had no other side effects. I feel good with the exception of getting tired more easily."

   
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Nutmeglady (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 6, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism "Just started on xerelto"

Linda3569 February 22, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism, Recurrent Event "Developed a serious DVT blood clot in the arm that broke loose into a small PE in my left lung. I spent 3 months on Xarelto (3 weeks at 15 mg/twice a day and then 20 mg/once a day). Completely recovered from PE and arm clot during that time and felt great (no side effects from Xarelto at all!). 3 weeks after quitting Xarelto, I developed a massive bi-lateral PE and found out I have Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome. I'm now back on Xarelto (and will be on thinners for life) for a little over a month. The PE has cleared up and I've returned to hiking. No side effects/symptoms at all from the Xarelto. Despite a few bumps and scrapes while hiking, I don't even have abnormal bleeding/bruising! I'm guessing this is due to it's short half life."

   
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48 yr old Male (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 10, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism "In answer to change of health after going from 30mg a day to 20mg: I was diagnosed with a massive saddle PE on May 1, 2016 after having uncontrolled sweating with subsequent shortness of breath. 911 call, ER, BP 60/40 w/pulse 130-160. Doctor said surprised I made it to the hospital. Healthy, active 56yr old released after overnight stay with 6mos Xarelto therapy. Was fine with 21 day 15mg 2x day; 20 mg change made me feel like I was dying. Realized it was too much for my system at one time; cut the pill in half & took 1/2 2xday--still got my 20mg & felt good again. Finished with treatment for moment; since was unprovoked they've done extensive tests to find I have Factor 5. Waiting to see how 2.5mg Eliquis 2x dy 6mos works; just started."

   
8.0

QuickRecovery (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2017

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For Atrial Fibrillation "Experience initially- hives which disappeared after a few days- replaced by rash and itching on my ankles and feet which continues. Also woozy and light headedness continues."

   
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Anonymous January 14, 2017

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For Pulmonary Embolism "I take xarelto for pulmonary embolisms and for dvt. My son takes it for dvt. We both have Factor 5. We both experience really bad leg pain, we both have chest pains, pains in hands and arms. We both feel very cold all the time. There are more symptoms but that is the worse symptoms. I have been on xarelto for only 5 months. My son has been on it for 2-3 years. Without insurnce it is $375.00 a month. My insurance covers mine but he has no insurance. He keeps losing his jobs because he can't work due to blood clots and or his leg pain."

Tina Spaulding (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2017

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