What is Xarelto Prescribed For?


Xeralto (Rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant or blood thinner that prevents the formation of blood clots. Xarelto was marketed as an alternative to the blood thinner Warfarin.Warfarin had been around since 1954 and was the most prescribed blood thinner used for 50 years.

Xeralto is prescribed for people that have DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and AFIB (atrial fibrillation). AFIB is an irregular heartbeat.

If you were prescribed Xeralto for AFIB or DVT, and experienced internal bleeding- click the button on the right.
Xarelto is heavily marketed as a simple drug to prescribe for patients with DVT and AFIB. Warfarin required the patient to undergo frequent blood tests and restrict their diet. The blood work was monitored by the physicians to ensure that the Warfarin dosage was adjusted properly. Xarelto was promoted as a way to cope with taking anticoagulants for patients. Xarelto promises a "one dose fits all" dosage without the blood work and dietary restrictions. Unfortunately, the prescription drug Xarelto does not meet these claims for all patients.