Xarelto, an anticoagulant used in the treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis, is a prescription-only drug in tablet form. The generic form of the medication is Revaroxaban. In addition to treating and preventing blood clots in the legs, this medication is also used to prevent strokes. Often, Xarelto is prescribed to patients for several days following knee or hip replacement since dangerous blood clots in the legs are most likely to form when a patient is unable to walk. This medication may also be prescribed to patients with atrial fibrillation and a number of other conditions that could cause blood clots.
Possible Side Effects
As with most drugs, Xarelto is not without its possible side effects. Some of the more common side effects of Xarelto include back pain, numbness, nosebleeds, bloody stools, dizziness, headache, bladder or bowel dysfunction, tingling, coughing up blood, and a number of others. Less common side effects of the drug include wound secretion, pain in the arms and legs, and fainting. A variety of other side effects have also been reported with this drug. Please consult your doctor, another medical professional, or the company’s website for a complete listing of possible side effects.
Pradaxa, also an anticoagulant, is in capsule form and is prescribed in much the same manner as Xarelto. Some of the more common side effects of Pradaxa include diarrhea, bloody stools, nausea, belching, and a number of others. Some rare side effects of Pradaxa have also been reported. Further information about Pradaxa side effects can be attained from the company’s website or from a medical professional.
Adverse Event Reports
In recent years, both drugs have experienced an increased number of adverse reports submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These reports were filed by individuals who claim to have experienced serious side effects, such as hemorrhaging, as a result of taking the medications. Several hundred of these reports were filed with the FDA in 2013. A higher number of adverse reports were filed by individuals suffering from Xarelto side effects, while a lower number of reports were filed against Pradaxa. Current data reveals that approximately 4 million individuals were prescribed these medications in the year 2013. According to this data, approximately half as many patients were prescribed Pradaxa as were prescribed Xarelto. Recent studies also reveal that hemorrhaging risk for patients taking Xarelto is significantly higher than previously thought.
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