Medicine Overview of Xarelto 20 mg
USES OF XARELTO TABLET
- Treatment and prevention of Blood clots
BENEFITS OF XARELTO TABLET
In Treatment and prevention of Blood clots
Xarelto 20mg Tablet is a type of medicine known as an anticoagulant. Although it does not “dissolve” blood clots, it can prevent them from getting bigger so your body can dissolve them over time. It will also prevent new ones from forming. It works by blocking a substance in the body which is involved in blood clotting. This keeps your blood flowing freely around your body and makes it less likely that a clot will form inside a blood vessel.
Xarelto 20mg Tablet can help prevent or reduce damage caused by stroke, clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism) or other blood vessels (thrombosis). It can also make it less likely that parts of a clot will break off and travel to other parts of the body. You should take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to help this medicine be effective.
SIDE EFFECTS OF XARELTO TABLET
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Xarelto
HOW TO USE XARELTO TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Xarelto 20mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW XARELTO TABLET WORKS
Xarelto 20mg Tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Xarelto 20mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xarelto 20mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xarelto 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Xarelto 20mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Xarelto 20mg Tablet may cause dizziness or fainting. This may affect your driving ability.
Xarelto 20mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xarelto 20mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Xarelto 20mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Xarelto 20mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE XARELTO TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Xarelto 20mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.