Skip to main content
More Search Options
A member of our team will call you back within one business day.
RIVAROXABAN (ri va ROX a ban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner). It is used to treat blood clots in the lungs or in the veins. It is also used after knee or hip surgeries to prevent blood clots. It is also used to lower the chance of stroke in people with a medical condition called atrial fibrillation.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
bleeding in the brain
blood in your stools (black or tarry stools) or if you have blood in your vomit
history of stomach bleeding
low blood counts, like low white cell, platelet, or red cell counts
recent or planned spinal or epidural procedure
take medicines that treat or prevent blood clots
an unusual or allergic reaction to rivaroxaban, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
If you are taking this medicine after hip or knee replacement surgery, take it with or without food.
If you are taking this medicine for atrial fibrillation, take it with your evening meal. If you are taking this medicine to treat blood clots, take it with food at the same time each day. If you are unable to swallow your tablet, you may crush the tablet and mix it in applesauce. Then, immediately eat the applesauce. You should eat more food right after you eat the applesauce containing the crushed tablet.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you take your medicine once a day and miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If you take your medicine twice a day and miss a dose, take the missed dose immediately. In this instance, 2 tablets may be taken at the same time. The next day you should take 1 tablet twice a day as directed.
aspirin and aspirin-like medicines
certain antibiotics like erythromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin
certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
certain medicines for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, quinidine, dronedarone
certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenytoin
certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin, enoxaparin, and dalteparin
NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
St. John's wort
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Do not stop taking this medicine without first talking to your doctor. Stopping this medicine may increase your risk of having a stroke. Be sure to refill your prescription before you run out of medicine.
This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.
Be careful brushing and flossing your teeth or using a toothpick because you may bleed more easily. If you have any dental work done, tell your dentist you are receiving this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
bloody or black, tarry stools
changes in vision
confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
red or dark-brown urine
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
spitting up blood or brown material that looks like coffee grounds
sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
unusual bruising or bleeding from the eye, gums, or nose
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.