Blood Thinners for DVT

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At Janssen, we don’t want cost to get in the way of treatment you need. We can help you explore options to lower your out-of-pocket cost for XARELTO®.

XARELTO® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of DVT blood clots from happening again.

See how XARELTO® compares to other blood thinners

  Does not need to be started with an injectable blood thinner NOAC (non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant) No routine blood monitoring Once-daily dosing* No known food restrictions Begins working quickly Has a reversal agent
XARELTO®
(rivaroxaban)
             
Warfarin
(Coumadin®, Jantoven®)
             
Eliquis®
(apixaban)
             
Pradaxa®
(dabigatran)
             
Savaysa®
(edoxaban)
             
Aspirin              

*The starting dosage for the first 21 days on XARELTO® is 15 mg twice a day with food. On the 22nd day, the recommended dose is 20 mg once a day with food for the remainder of your treatment.

Aspirin is not recommended for the initial treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). However, it may be taken to reduce the risk of another DVT after you complete initial treatment.

Evaluating different blood thinners for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Unlike warfarin, XARELTO® and apixaban can be started immediately after you receive a DVT diagnosis. Warfarin and some other oral blood thinners require you to receive injectable blood-thinning medication for a few days before starting them.

When it comes to dosing, XARELTO® is the only blood thinner that can be taken once a day after the first 21 days without first being treated with an injectable blood thinner.*

*The starting dosage for the first 21 days on XARELTO® is 15 mg twice a day with food. On the 22nd day, the recommended dose is 20 mg once a day with food for the remainder of your treatment.

NOACs vs warfarin

XARELTO® and other NOACs (non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants) are different from older medicines like warfarin because they don’t require blood monitoring, have fewer drug interactions, and pose less risk of major bleeding, particularly in the brain. They also begin working faster and tend to leave the system more quickly, which is beneficial if you plan to have any surgical procedures. Read more about the differences between XARELTO® and warfarin.

If you’ve been prescribed XARELTO® to treat your DVT, it’s important to take it as prescribed for as long as your healthcare professional tells you to.

While the typical duration of treatment for DVT is at least six months, certain risk factors may mean you have an ongoing risk for another DVT, even after you’ve completed initial treatment. Learn more about how XARELTO® can help you manage this risk.

I wanted to get off going to the doctor every month.

Hear why Bob decided to explore a different treatment option than warfarin (Coumadin®, Jantoven®).

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