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Anticoagulant Xarelto® Adult

Rivaroxaban - What is it for

Rivaroxaban is a blood thinning medication that prevents blood clots from forming in your body. It does not remove clots that are already formed, but prevents these clots from becoming bigger.

You may be given Rivaroxaban for:

  • Treatment or prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in the legs) or Pulmonary Embolism (blood clot in the lungs)
  • Prevention of stroke in Atrial Fibrillation, a condition where there is irregular heart rhythm
  • Prevention of blood clot formation after a hip or knee replacement operation
  • Reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke if you have Coronary Artery Disease (a blockage in the blood vessels to your heart) or Peripheral Artery Disease (a blockage in the blood vessels to your limbs)

The length of treatment may range from a few weeks to long term.

Rivaroxaban - Additional Information

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

​This leaflet answers some common questions about Rivaroxaban. It does not contain all the available information. It also does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.

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