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Learning About XARELTO® | XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) Welcome Kit

Learning About XARELTO®


Beginning a new medication can feel like a big commitment. But with a few tips and ongoing support, it’s possible to start on the right track—for yourself and for those who care about you. First things first, be sure to fill your XARELTO® prescription if you haven’t yet. Keep reading to learn more about XARELTO®, how to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose.

What is XARELTO®?

XARELTO® belongs to a group of medicines called direct oral anticoagulants, or DOACs for short. Like other DOACs, XARELTO® has few drug interactions, no known dietary restrictions, and you don’t need to have frequent blood tests to see if XARELTO® is working.

How does XARELTO® work?

XARELTO® works by slowing down the blood’s clotting process. It does this by selectively targeting just one critical factor needed for blood to clot—Factor Xa. This means XARELTO® interacts with less of your body’s natural blood-clotting function than older medicines like warfarin.*

*Coumadin® and Jantoven® are brand names for warfarin.

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Reducing stroke risk with XARELTO®

XARELTO® is a prescription medication used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart valve problem.

over96%Did not have
a stroke

In a clinical trial,

over 96% of people taking XARELTO® remained stroke-free.

Remember, all blood thinners come with a risk of bleeding. A clinical trial comparing XARELTO® to warfarin for reducing the risk of AFib-related stroke showed that 99% of people taking XARELTO® did not experience a serious bleed. An example of a serious bleed is bleeding into the brain. However, overall major bleeding was similar, and gastrointestinal bleeding was about 1% higher.

*Coumadin® and Jantoven® are brand names for warfarin.