Rivaroxaban is a blood thinning medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your body. It does not remove clots that are already formed, but prevents these clots from becoming bigger. You may be given Rivaroxaban for:
The length of treatment may range from a few weeks to long term.
You may experience other forms of bleeding such as gum bleed when brushing teeth, unexplained nose bleed, or get bruises more easily.
See a doctor immediately or go to the hospital if you have any of the following symptoms that may indicate internal bleeding, such as:
If you experience any one or more of the drug allergy symptoms below, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Blood clots may still form while you are taking Rivaroxaban. The signs and symptoms depend on the site where they are found. See a doctor immediately or go to the hosptal if you experience:
Consult your healthcare professional before you take any other medication (either prescription or over-the-counter), nutritional supplements or herbal remedies. Some of these medications or supplements can affect the way Rivaroxaban works.
Examples of medications or supplements that may affect Rivaroxaban:
If you take the medication once a day
If you take 15mg two times a day
Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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