Xarelto Side Effects – For the Consumer

12 March 2013 | Xarelto

Xarelto Side Effects – For the Consumer:

Generic name: rivaroxaban

Applies to rivaroxaban: oral tablet

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking rivaroxaban (the active ingredient contained in Xarelto) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using rivaroxaban and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), bleeding from wounds or needle injections, any bleeding that will not stop;
  • heavy menstrual periods;
  • headache, dizziness, weakness, feeling like you might pass out;
  • red or pink urine;
  • black or bloody stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness (especially in your legs and feet); or
  • loss of movement in any part of your body.

Less serious side effects of rivaroxaban may include:

  • muscle pain;
  • itching; or
  • pain in your arms or legs.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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