What allergy medicine can i take with xarelto
Take Xarelto exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow every directions on your prescription label and read every medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
The number of times you take Xarelto each day will depend on the reason you are using this medication.
For some conditions, Xarelto should be taken with food. Whether you take the medicine with or without food may also depend on the tablet strength you take.
Follow your doctor’s dosing instructions extremely carefully.
Tell your doctor if you own trouble swallowing a Xarelto tablet. You can crush Xarelto and stir with applesauce if necessary. Take the medication immediately after crushing and mixing.
Tell any doctor who treats you that you are using rivaroxaban.
If you need surgery or dental work, tell the surgeon or dentist ahead of time that you are using this medication. If you need anesthesia for a medical procedure or surgery, you may need to stop using this medicine for a short time.
Do not change your dose or stop taking this medication without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clot or stroke.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you take Xarelto 1 time each day: Take the medicine as soon as you remember, and then go back to your regular schedule.
Do not take two doses on the same day.
If you take the Xarelto 2.5mg tablet 2 times each day: Skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the regular time.
If you take the Xarelto 15mg tablet 2 times each day: Take Xarelto immediately to ensure that you get 2 tablets in one day.
You can take both tablets at one time.
Get your prescription refilled before you run out of medicine completely.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Xarelto if you are allergic to rivaroxaban, or if you own athletic or uncontrolled bleeding.
Xarelto can cause a extremely serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or get spinal anesthesia (epidural). This type of blood clot could cause long-term paralysis, and may be more likely to happen if:
you own recently had a spinal tap or epidural anesthesia;
you own a history of spinal surgery or repeated spinal taps;
you own a spinal catheter in place;
you own a genetic spinal defect;
you are taking a NSAID — Advil, Aleve, Motrin, and others; or
you are using other medicines to treat or prevent blood clots.
Xarelto may cause you to bleed more easily, especially if you have:
Tell your doctor if you own ever had:
an artificial heart valve; or
antiphospholipid syndrome (also called Hughes syndrome or «sticky blood syndrome»), an immune system disorder that increases the risk of blood clots;
liver or kidney disease.
Taking Xarelto during pregnancy may cause bleeding in the mom or the unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It may not be safe to breastfeed a baby while you are using this medicine.
Enquire your doctor about any risks.
If you need surgery, tell your doctor you are taking Xarelto.
If possible, Xarelto should be stopped at least 24 hours prior to surgery to reduce bleeding risk. Do not stop taking Xarelto without speaking with your doctor first.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Assist line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose may cause excessive bleeding.
Do not stop taking Xarelto without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly can increase your risk of blood clot or stroke.
Xarelto can cause you to bleed more easily.
Call your doctor at once if you own signs of bleeding such as: bleeding gums, nosebleeds, heavy menstrual periods or abnormal vaginal bleeding, blood in your urine, bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks love coffee grounds, headaches, or dizziness/fainting.
You should not use Xarelto if you own an artificial heart valve.
Many other drugs can increase your risk of bleeding when used with rivaroxaban. Tell your doctor about every medicines you own recently used.
Xarelto can cause a extremely serious blood clot around your spinal cord if you undergo a spinal tap or get spinal anesthesia (epidural). Tell any doctor who treats you that you are taking rivaroxaban.
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto (rivaroxaban) blocks the activity of certain clotting substances in the blood.
Xarelto is used to prevent or treat a type of blood clot called deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which can lead to blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism).
A DVT can happen after knee or hip replacement surgery, and during or after a stay in the hospital when you cannot move around as much as normal.
Xarelto is sometimes used to lower your risk of a DVT or PE coming back after you own received treatment for blood clots for at least 6 months.
Xarelto is used in people with atrial fibrillation (a heart rhythm disorder) to lower the risk of stroke caused by a blood clot.
Xarelto is used to assist prevent blood clots in certain people hospitalized for an acute illness who are at risk of getting blood clots and who do not own a high risk of bleeding.
Xarelto is also given together with aspirin to lower the risk of stroke, heart attack, or other serious heart problems in people with coronary artery disease (decreased blood flow to the heart) or peripheral artery disease (decreased blood flow to the legs).
Generic Name: rivaroxaban (RIV a ROX a ban)
Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Final updated on Nov 28, 2019.