Skip to Content

Rivaroxaban Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Rivaroxaban is also known as: Xarelto

Rivaroxaban Pregnancy Warnings

Animal studies have revealed evidence of reproductive toxicity (e.g., hemorrhagic complications) and embryofetal toxicity (e.g., post-implantation loss). Females of reproductive potential requiring anticoagulation should discuss pregnancy planning with their physician. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Thrombolytic agents may lead to placental hemorrhage and subsequent prematurity and fetal loss. Use with caution in pregnancy because of the potential for pregnancy-related hemorrhage and/or emergent delivery with an anticoagulant that is not reversible. AU TGA pregnancy category C: Drugs which, owing to their pharmacological effects, have caused or may be suspected of causing, harmful effects on the human fetus or neonate without causing malformations. These effects may be reversible. Accompanying texts should be consulted for further details. US FDA pregnancy category Not Assigned: The US FDA has amended the pregnancy labeling rule for prescription drug products to require labeling that includes a summary of risk, a discussion of the data supporting that summary, and relevant information to help health care providers make prescribing decisions and counsel women about the use of drugs during pregnancy. Pregnancy categories A, B, C, D, and X are being phased out.

AU and UK: Use is contraindicated. US: This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk. AU TGA pregnancy category: C US FDA pregnancy category: Not Assigned Risk Summary: Insufficient data exists to inform a drug-associated risk of adverse developmental outcomes. Comments: Use is only recommended in women of childbearing potential using adequate methods of contraception.

See references

Rivaroxaban Breastfeeding Warnings

AU and UK: Use is contraindicated. US: Benefit should outweigh risk. Excreted into human milk: Yes Comments: The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

See references

References for pregnancy information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0
  3. "Product Information. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)." Bayer Inc, Toronto, IA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0
  2. "Product Information. Xarelto (rivaroxaban)." Bayer Inc, Toronto, IA.
  3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Wolters Kluwer Health and Drugs.com is accurate, up-to-date and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. In addition, the drug information contained herein may be time sensitive and should not be utilized as a reference resource beyond the date hereof. This material does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients, or recommend therapy. This drug information is a reference resource designed as supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill , knowledge, and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care. The absence of a warning for a given drug or combination thereof in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or combination is safe, effective, or appropriate for any given patient. Multum Information Services, Inc. does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. Copyright 2000-2008 Multum Information Services, Inc. The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Hide