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What is the procedure for switching from Warfarin to Xarelto?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: What is the procedure for switching from Warfarin to Xarelto? How do they interact and can taking both together cause internal bleeding?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You should not take both drugs togather.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
xarelto contain rivaroxabin. It is a blood thinner. It can be use for prevention of blood clot. It interact with warferin. Both when used simultaneously can cause bleeding. So you should not use both drug togather.

Before use of xarelto you should thes thingsIin mind.
you should not have artificial heart valve, no active or ununcontrolled bleeding, no spindl defect, no allergy to the drug.

You can use it once a day or twice a day according to need.

Don't use along with aspirin or warferrin.

It is prescription based medicine so consult your doctor and take 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.
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What is the procedure for switching from Warfarin to Xarelto?

Brief Answer: You should not take both drugs togather. Detailed Answer: Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. xarelto contain rivaroxabin. It is a blood thinner. It can be use for prevention of blood clot. It interact with warferin. Both when used simultaneously can cause bleeding. So you should not use both drug togather. Before use of xarelto you should thes thingsIin mind. you should not have artificial heart valve, no active or ununcontrolled bleeding, no spindl defect, no allergy to the drug. You can use it once a day or twice a day according to need. Don't use along with aspirin or warferrin. It is prescription based medicine so consult your doctor and take 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.