Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet

Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet

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Introduction

Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet is a medicine known as an anticoagulant or blood thinner. It helps prevent and treat blood clots. It is used to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. It prevents and treats clot formation in the veins of your legs, lungs, brain and heart.

Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet is commonly used in patients with irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) to prevent clot formation. It also reduces the risk of getting clots in people who have undergone knee or hip replacement surgeries. It should be taken with food and it is best to take them at the same time each day. You may need to take this medicine for many years, even for life in some cases. Do not stop taking it or change the dose without guidance from your doctor. It could quickly put you more at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or thrombosis (formation of a blood clot within a blood vessel). You can reduce your risk of having a blood clot by making changes to your lifestyle, such as not smoking, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise, and losing weight if you need to.

The most common side effect of Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet is bleeding more easily than normal, for example, having nosebleeds or bruising. If you experience any symptoms, tell your doctor immediately. Do not take this medicine if you have severe kidney or liver problems, if you are currently bleeding or if you are taking other medicines to reduce blood clotting. You should not breastfeed while using this medicine. Unlike other anticoagulants, a regular blood test (PT-INR) is not required while taking this medicine.

Uses of Xarelto Tablet

  • Treatment and prevention of Blood clots

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

  • Bleeding

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 2.5mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Xarelto Tablet works

Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet is a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). It works by preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xarelto 2.5mg 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.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet may cause dizziness or fainting. This may affect your driving ability.

Kidney

CAUTION
Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Xarelto 2.5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

UNSAFE
Xarelto 2.5mg 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 2.5mg 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.