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Xarelto Prescribing Information
Xarelto medication is used to prevent the blood from clotting. It belongs to the group called anticoagulants, and it acts by blocking certain proteins that are responsible for clotting of the blood. Xarelto is successfully used for the treatment or prevention of the following conditions:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Xarelto treats or prevents the blood clot from forming that can cause DVT, which in turn, can cause pulmonary embolism.
- After surgery: It prevents the development of blood clots after certain surgeries especially after hip or knee replacement surgery.
- Atrial fibrillation: Xarelto is used in this heart rhythm disorder to lower the risk of developing a stroke caused by a blood clot.
You can buy Xarelto from Canada Pharmacy on the prescription of your doctor.
Active ingredients (available in 3 strengths):
- Rivaroxaban 10 mg
- Rivaroxaban 15 mg
- Rivaroxaban 20 mg
Xarelto prescribing information is present on the label, and its dosage must be followed as directed by your physician. It comes in 3 strengths; Xarelto 10 mg, Xarelto 15 mg, and Xarelto 20 mg, so the strength will depend on your condition and age. The usual dosage according to different conditions varies between once or twice daily. Xarelto should be tapered off slowly and not stopped suddenly to avoid side effects.
Xarelto should not be taken before first consulting with your doctor, especially if you have:
- Genetic spinal defect
- Spinal catheter in place
- History of spinal surgery or repeated spinal taps
- Recent spinal tap or epidural anesthesia
- Taking NSAIDs
- Other medicines which treat or prevent blood clots
- Any bleeding disorder inherited or acquired
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Uncontrolled hypertension
- Gastric or intestinal bleeding or ulcer
- Prosthetic heart valves
- Liver or kidney disease
Immediately get medical aid if any of the following side effects develop:
- Symptoms of spinal clot like back pain, numbness, muscle weakness of lower body, loss of bladder or bowel control
- Pain in arms or legs
- Muscle pain
- Easy bruising or bleeding like nosebleeds, bleeding gums, menorrhagia
- Pain, swelling, drainage from wounds or injection sites
- Bleeding from wounds or injection sites
- Dizziness, weakness, fainting
- Red, pink or brown colored urine
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Allergic reaction
Product Code: 9940
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.