Xarelto (rivaroxaban) works by blocking one of several enzymes -- called factor Xa -- needed to form blood clots. It's used to reduce the risk of stroke in people with atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder, and also to reduce the risk of a type of blood clot after knee or hip replacement surgery called a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). If a DVT breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream, it can cause serious and sometimes fatal problems.
- Q Can Xarelto interact with other medications or foods?
- Q Why is there a black box warning for Xarelto?
- Q What should I know about Xarelto before taking it?
- Q Is there a generic version of Xarelto?
- Q What should I do if I miss a dose of Xarelto?
- Q What should I avoid while taking Xarelto?