blood clot

Xarelto is a blood thinning that stops blood clots from forming. This is used for treating patients with deep vein thrombosis were some of the blood vessels in the legs starts to clot. After a surgery that is specific to the leg or any part of the body, thrombosis might occur. It is also used for people with rhythmic heart disorder for decreasing the risk of stroke that can be caused by blood clot. Apart from this, there could be other reasons for which the drug could be prescribed. As good as the effect of this drug sounds, there are many side effects of Xarelto. Not everyone might face similar side effects and it can be different in different people. According to many hospital emergency guides such as https://www.hosp.uky.edu/pharmacy/formulary/criteria/Critical%20Bleeding%20Reversal%20Protocol.pdf use of Xarelto is the necessary for immediately stopping the blood flow.

There are certain conditions when this drug should not be used. If you have undergone a spinal cord anesthesia or a genetic spinal defect, this drug has to be avoided. If you are using a spinal catheter or any prosthetic heart valve, this drug should not be administered. It can cause serious blood clot which can lead to stroke or long-term paralysis if used. If you are experiencing any signs such as back pain, numbness and muscle weakness please seek emergency medical attention. Do not stop taking the drug immediately to avoid any adverse effects as well. If you do so, it immediately increases the chances of a blood clot which can lead to stroke.

If you have any of the following conditions, please inform the doctor with immediate effect. In case you have taken an epidural, genetic spinal condition, consuming drugs such as Advil, Aleve etc. and if you are taking any other medicines for preventing blood clots. Taking Xarelto can lead to increased bleeding if you are under risk of high blood pressure, stomach ulcer, consuming any antidepressants and kidney or liver disease. There has been no theory on the effect on Xarelto on newborn babies and pregnancies. Similarly, no researches have been conducted on the effect of the drug on breastfeeding mothers as well.

As discussed earlier, there are certain side effects that associated with consuming Xarelto. Not everyone might be facing these as the signs can vary from person to person. However, watch out for these when you are taking the medicine. Allergic reactions towards the drug include hives, breathing difficulties, swollen face including lips and tongue. Seek medical assistance if you experience any of these immediately. Injuring yourself easily with bruises, bleeding, nose bleeding, swelling or discharge from a wound wherein a needle was injected, headache, and dizziness is some of the most common symptoms. Other symptoms might be a pain in arms and legs, itching and muscle pain.

Please inform the doctor if you are allergic to any drugs and if you experience any adverse side effects do not hesitate to contact the doctor. Apart from the list, you might have some other side effects also. If you notice anything abnormal, that you do not feel usually contact your doctor.