Xarelto tablets 15 mg for prevention of ischemic stroke (rivaroxaban)
What are Xarelto OD tablets 15 mg for preventing ischemic stroke (rivaroxaban)?
Xarelto tablets contain rivaroxaban, a factor Xa inhibitor and anticoagulant. Their primary function is to reduce blood clotting and inhibit the formation of clots in blood vessels. These tablets serve as a means to manage and predict anticoagulation levels in patients. Unlike some medications, Xarelto does not impose specific dietary restrictions, but it does necessitate regular coagulation monitoring and potential dose adjustments.
Xarelto tablets can be used as a preventive measure against ischemic stroke in individuals with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Research has explored the combination of rivaroxaban with aspirin, which has shown potential benefits in reducing mortality and morbidity associated with coronary artery disease.
Active principles: rivaroxaban
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., Osaka, Japan
Indications: preventing ischemic strokes and systemic embolisms in patients suffering from non-valvular atrial fibrillation
How to take
Adults should take 15 mg of the active ingredient at a time, once a day after meal. For patients with renal disorder, the dosage may be decreased to 10 mg at a time, once a day. Please note that this medicine contains 15 mg of the active ingredient in 1 tablet.
Since this medicine dissolves in saliva when you place it on your tongue, you can take it with or without water. However, never take this medicine without water when you are lying down.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- Pregnant, possibly pregnant, or breastfeeding women,
- Patients with bleeding problems (intracranial bleeding and gastrointestinal bleeding),
- Patients with bleeding tendency, prolonged bleeding, or high-risk of bleeding,
- Patients with a history of bronchiectasis or lung bleeding,
- Patients with a liver or renal disorder,
- Patients with acute bacterial heart disease,
- Patients with low bodyweight,
- Patients with gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, malignant tumors or hypertension.
Consult with your doctor in advance if you need to receive dental treatment, endoscopic exam, or surgery.
Avoid dangerous sports or other activities that may cause injury as rivaroxaban can cause prolonged bleeding. If the bleeding is severe or prolonged, contact your doctor immediately.
Avoid taking any food or supplement containing hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) while taking this medicine.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.