What is XARELTO®?

XARELTO® is a blood thinner that treats and helps prevent blood clots that are related to
certain conditions involving the heart and blood vessels.

How does XARELTO® work?

XARELTO® belongs to the category of blood thinners commonly called DOACs, or direct oral anticoagulants. One thing that makes DOACs different from older blood-thinning medications is that they affect fewer factors that help to form blood clots. XARELTO® targets just one—Factor Xa ("10a").

What are the types of blood thinners?

There are 2 types of blood thinners—antiplatelets and anticoagulants.

Antiplatelets

Antiplatelets lower your blood’s ability to clot by preventing platelets—cell fragments in your blood—from sticking together and forming clots. Examples include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), prasugrel (Effient®), and ticagrelor (Brilinta®).

Anticoagulants

Anticoagulants lower your blood’s ability to clot by stopping specific proteins and enzymes, also known as clotting factors, from doing their job to help blood clots form.

What should I know about XARELTO®?

Fork Spoon

No known dietary restrictions while on XARELTO®

Blood drop

XARELTO® usage doesn’t require regular blood testing

Calendar

XARELTO® dosing doesn’t require frequent adjustments

Pills-circular

XARELTO® is taken once daily* for AFib

*Taken with the evening meal

Are there any side effects associated with XARELTO® in adults?

Side effects of XARELTO®:

  • Increased risk of bleeding
    • You are likely to bruise more easily and it may take longer for the bleeding to stop

Your risk of bleeding increases if you take XARELTO® with other medicines that also increase your risk of bleeding, such as:

    • Aspirin or aspirin-containing products
    • Long-term (chronic) use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
    • Warfarin sodium (Coumadin®, Jantoven®)
    • Any medicine that contains heparin
    • Clopidogrel (Plavix®)
    • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
    • Serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
    • Other medicines to prevent or treat blood clots

Always tell your healthcare professional if you experience any side effects while taking XARELTO®—keeping an open and honest conversation going with your healthcare professional will help you get the best care.

To learn more about how XARELTO® treats and helps prevent blood clots related to a specific condition, select below:

How can you save on XARELTO®?

Find out about support options that may help with managing your out-of-pocket cost for XARELTO®.