Who should not take Xarelto?

You should not take Xarelto (rivaroxaban) if you have a condition that causes abnormal bleeding or if you're allergic to rivaroxaban.

Other conditions and situations that may affect your decision to take Xarelto include:
  • a liver or kidney problem
  • spinal anesthesia, such as an epidural. If you are planning joint replacement surgery, discuss anesthesia alternatives with your doctor and/or anesthesiologist.
  • the possibility that you may need a spinal tap
  • having an artificial heart valve
  • pregnancy or plans to become pregnant
  • breastfeeding
If your doctor has prescribed Xarelto to prevent a deep vein thrombosis following joint replacement or any other type of surgery and you know you have atrial fibrillation -- a common type of abnormal heart rhythm -- tell your doctor: You may need to take special precautions while taking Xarelto.

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