What are the side effects of Xarelto?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 in Blood Disorders
Question: I'm 39 and my son is 19. We both have a history of blood clots and pulmonary emboli as well as Factor V Leiden. Our hematologist recently told us we would need to take Xarelto for the rest of our lives. There's a lot of bad publicity about Xarelto. Is it dangerous that we take this forever?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You should take xarelto or warferrin forever.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Both of you have factor 5 leiden mutation. You have history of blood clots and pulmonary embolism.

So you have high chance of blood clotting. It can leads to life threatening events like stroke, myocardial infarction or pulmonary embolism again.

You should take blood thinner to avoid clot formation.

Xarelto (rivaroxabin ) is novel drug used as blood thinner.
It will prevent blood clotting and reduce chance of stroke and other events.

You can also use warferrin instead of xarelto but it needs monitoring.

Xarelto has only few side effects like bleeding tendency. So you should keep close watch on unusual bleeding. If you have allergy to xarelto then it should not be taken.
Otherwise it is quite safe. You should take it once or twice a day according to your doctor's advice.

Consult your doctor and start treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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