Rivaroxaban is used to treat or prevent blood clots. Blood clots can occur in the legs or pulmonary embolism. A blood clot can develop when you are ill and cannot move around as much as usual, such as when you are in the hospital. Blood clots may also develop after knee or hip replacement surgery.
How Does Rivaroxaban 20mg Work?
Rivaroxaban 20mg works by decreasing the clotting ability of the blood and helps prevent harmful clots from forming in the blood vessels. Rivaroxaban begins to reduce blood clotting within a few hours after taking the first dose. If you stop taking rivaroxaban, its effects on clotting begin to wear off within 24 hours for most people.
How to Take Rivaroxaban 20mg?
Take Rivaroxaban 20mg by mouth with a glass full of water. It is important to take it with some food to help your body absorb the whole dose. Ensure to take this medication at the same time each day to get the maximum potency against your condition.
For deep vein thrombosis, you might need to take a dose of 15mg twice a day for the first few weeks of taking Rivaroxaban. If you have kidney disease and are at a higher risk of bleeding, your doctor may prescribe a lower dose.
What are the Side Effects of Rivaroxaban 20mg?
- Backpain and numbness
- Muscle weakness
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Easy bruising or bleeding
- Dizziness, headache, and fatigue
- Bloody or tarry stools
- Unusual pain and swelling
- Prolonged bleeding from cuts or gums
Warnings and Precautions When Taking Rivaroxaban 20mg
- Pregnant, planning to get pregnant, and breastfeeding mothers are not allowed to take this medication unless advised by doctors.
- Before taking Rivaroxaban 20mg, inform your doctor if you have a history of kidney and liver disease.
- Limit your alcohol intake when taking this medication to avoid stomach bleeding.
- This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
- Avoid activities such as contact sports. Consult your doctor right away if you fall or injure yourself.
- To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use great caution with sharp objects to avoid bleeding.
- If you are taking other medications, ensure to discuss the risk and benefits of this medication with your doctor
- You should seek medical attention if you have any signs of very serious bleeding, such as vision changes, confusion, difficulty speaking, or weakness on one side.