Rivaroxaban is used to prevent and treat blood clots in blood vessels (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg and pulmonary embolism :a blood clot in the lung) and certain heart diseases, It also used to reduce the risk of DVT and pulmonary embolism in patients who are undergoing hip replacement or knee replacement surgery.
How it works
Rivaroxaban belongs to a class of medications called anticoagulants. It works by reducing the formation of blood clots.
Common side effects
Bleeding into a joint causing pain and swelling, Fainting, Itchy skin, Bleeding into tissue or a cavity of the body, Impaired function of the liver, Allergic reactions, Pain in the limbs, Dizziness, Faster heartbeat, Low blood pressure, Urogenital bleeding, Coughing up blood, Stomach ache, Bleeding from the skin or under the skin, Reduction in red blood cells which can make the skin pale and cause weakness or breathlessness, Bleeding in the stomach or bowel, Feeling unwell, Bleeding in the gum, Impaired function of the kidneys, Fever, Headache, Including allergic skin reactions, Indigestion, Dry mouth, Constipation, Diarrhea, Rash, Swelling in the limbs, Nose bleed, Increase in bilirubin, Bleeding in the eye, Feeling or being sick, Decreased general strength and energy