Xarelto 10mg Tablet is a medicine known as an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It helps prevent and treat blood clots. It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. It prevents and treats clot formation in the veins of your legs, lungs, brain and heart.
Xarelto 10mg Tablet is commonly used in patients with irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) to prevent clot formation. It also reduces the risk of getting clots in people who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgeries. It should be taken with food and it is best to take them at the same time each day. You may need to take this medicine for many years, even for life in some cases. Do not stop taking it or change the dose without guidance from your doctor. It could quickly put you more at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or thrombosis (formation of a blood clot within a blood vessel). You can reduce your risk of having a blood clot by making changes to your lifestyle, such as not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and losing weight if you need to.
The most common side effect of Xarelto 10mg Tablet is bleeding more easily than normal, for example, having nosebleeds or bruising. If you experience any symptoms, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take this medicine if you have severe kidney or liver problems, if you are currently bleeding or if you are taking other medicines to reduce blood clotting. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Unlike other anticoagulants, a regular blood test (PT-INR) is not required while taking this medicine.
BENEFITS OF XARELTO TABLET
In Treatment and prevention of Blood clots
Xarelto 10mg Tablet is a type of medicine known as an anticoagulant. Although it does not “dissolve” blood clots, it can prevent them from getting bigger so your body can dissolve them over time. It will also prevent new ones from forming. It works by blocking a substance in the body which is involved in blood clotting. This keeps your blood flowing freely around your body and makes it less likely that a clot will form inside a blood vessel.
Xarelto 10mg Tablet can help prevent or reduce damage caused by stroke, clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism) or other blood vessels (thrombosis). It can also make it less likely that parts of a clot will break off and travel to other parts of the body. You should take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to help this medicine be effective.
HOW TO USE XARELTO TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Xarelto 10mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW XARELTO TABLET WORKS
Xarelto 10mg Tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Xarelto 10mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xarelto 10mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xarelto 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Xarelto 10mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Xarelto 10mg Tablet may cause dizziness or fainting. This may affect your driving ability.
Xarelto 10mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xarelto 10mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Xarelto 10mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Xarelto 10mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE XARELTO TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Xarelto 10mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Xarelto
Q. What are the side effects of Xarelto 10mg Tablet?
The most common side effects of Xarelto 10mg Tablet include long or excessive bleeding, breathlessness (which may be a sign of bleeding), exceptional weakness, tiredness, paleness, dizziness, headache, and unexplained swelling. Other side effects can be severe skin and allergic reactions, bruising, coughing up blood, bleeding from the skin or under the skin, and swelling and pain in the limbs. Using Xarelto 10mg Tablet may increase the bilirubin and decrease the number of platelets. Some people may experience fainting episodes, faster heartbeat, and dry mouth. In case you notice any side effects, immediately contact your doctor.
Q. Is Xarelto 10mg Tablet a blood thinner?
Yes, Xarelto 10mg Tablet is a blood thinner. It is a medication that prevents the blood from clotting within the blood vessels. It also prevents the blood clots from recurring in the blood vessels. It may be prescribed to treat blood clots in the veins of the legs and in the blood vessels of the lungs.
Q. Is Xarelto 10mg Tablet dangerous?
Xarelto 10mg Tablet has numerous beneficial effects, but it has a tendency to make you bleed more than normal come even with minor injuries as it reduces your blood’s clotting ability. Sometimes Xarelto 10mg Tablet may cause serious bleeding which may be dangerous and may need urgent medical attention. This risk may be higher in people taking Xarelto 10mg Tablet along with other blood thinning medications. Contact your doctor if you notice even minor bleeding.
Q. What foods should you avoid if you are on blood thinners?
Avoid taking grapefruit and grapefruit juice while taking Xarelto 10mg Tablet. The reason being, grapefruit contains compounds that slow down the metabolism of Xarelto 10mg Tablet and increase the activity leading to bleeding. On the other hand, if you are taking some other blood thinner like warfarin, you should avoid taking any food that increases the activity of vitamin K or increases the clotting of blood. Such food items may include spinach, brussels, sprouts, mustard greens, broccoli, asparagus and green tea. However, the use of these food items is not restricted with Xarelto 10mg Tablet.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.