Xarelto▼ (rivaroxaban) - patient safety update
Xarelto▼, for Angina, Atrial fibrillation, Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), Heart attack, Myocardial infarction, Pulmonary embolism, Stroke and Unstable angina from Bayer
- to prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE, the formation of blood clots in the veins) in patients who are undergoing surgery to replace a hip or knee;
- to prevent stroke (caused by a blood clot in the brain) and systemic embolism (a blood clot in another organ) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (irregular rapid contractions of the upper chambers of the heart);
- to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT, a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (a clot in a blood vessel supplying the lungs), and to prevent DVT and pulmonary embolism from re-occuring.
- to prevent atherothrombotic events (problems caused by blood clots and hardening of the arteries) after an acute coronary syndrome. Acute coronary syndrome is a group of conditions that includes unstable angina (a severe type of chest pain) and heart attack. Xarelto is used together with antiplatelet medicines, which prevent the formation of blood clots.
Reporting of suspected adverse reactions
Reporting suspected adverse reactions (side effects) after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals or patients are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
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