XARELTO: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Deep Vein Thrombosis, Recurrent Event “I hate the side effects from Xarelto. I’ve been diagnosed with Leiden factor V blood disorder. Had been on warfarin for 10 years with no side effects however it was discovered blood clots were still forming in my legs. Was placed on Xarelto October 2017. Up until October I was very active in running 3-4miles 5 x week along with swimming 2-3,000 yards 1-2x a week. Now I can barely walk briskly. Terrible knee joint and leg muscle pain. Can no longer enjoy running or swimming. Doctor suggested putting me on Eliquis….read other patient accounts for that drug and it seems worse than Xarelto. I’m alive but frustrated that pain from from side effects of this drug has severely restricted physical activity”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

For Deep Vein Thrombosis “RESPONDING TO “cludden i50″ I’ve been taking Xarelto for 4 weeks and have blood in my urine intermittently.CAT -Scan shows no cancer in urinary tract but stonesstuck in ureter are the cause and hoping removing them will stop bleeding. Suggest you do these tests.”

ken3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 16, 2018

For Atrial Fibrillation “I’ve been on this drug since Sep 2017. Sometime November 2017, I’ve experiencing some right leg pain, posterior calf and hamstring pain while driving. I’m very active and still managed to workout almost at least 5 times a week. The pain subsided late December 2017 but still experiencing the same pain occasionally. Now I guess the drug also triggers my BPH. Any thoughts on this?”

LAchargers17 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 15, 2018

For Atrial Fibrillation “I made a comment here a couple of years ago when I had just been put on Xarelto, before that I had been on Elequis. The side effects were to bad, especially with Xarelto, that I stopped any medication. However, a change in Cardiologist, and I was eventually persuaded to try another, PRADAXA. This one suits me and I have no side affects at all Xarelto gave me really bad migraines, my head felt as if it was swelling and my eyes popping out. I couldn’t get out of bed most days. I will never forget that. You have to take responsibility for your health. Always speak to your Doctor first. If your not happy get a second opinion.”

Paulanne (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 12, 2017

For Deep Vein Thrombosis “In 2008, a kindergarten kiddo knocked me down and I broke my femur. I ended up with a DVT and bilateral PEs. Took Warfarin but my INR was all over the place, so Doctor put me on Lovenox until all was clear. Fast forward to this past October 13, 2017. Woke up with swollen and hurting ankle. I feared a superficial clot. NEVER dreamt I had a DVT… Much less 3 huge clots from behind my knee stretching all the way to my ankle. Dr. started me on Elaquis and, of course, I was allergic to it. I was switched to Xarelto. 3 days later, I started having HORRIBLE headaches that began about one hour after taking the med and last ALL day long! I’m up and down all night, either insomnia or leg cramps. I am waiting to hear from dr on a plan. HATE this med!”

Kindergarten Teacher December 11, 2017

For Atrial Fibrillation “Drug works. Thins your blood out! Been on Xarelto for 1 year and quitting it. Have a loop monitor for 6 months and no AFib. One doctor says quit it one says stay on. Some score they use says I can quit so that’s what I’m going to do. First six months had some muscle pain but I blamed Lipitor. Started to get blurry vision so eye doctor said everything was fine. Now I’m a year in. I have 2 large bruises on both legs and big toe just recently for really no apparent reason. Nose bleeds almost daily, muscle pain in bicep and upper back with heavy feeling in legs when walking. Shortness of breath comes out of nowhere and lasts less than an hour happens on occasion. Quit and so far muscle pain has subsided.”

RogerAFib November 4, 2017

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