What is Rivaroxaban?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Rivaroxaban is used to prevent blood clots in people who are having hip replacement or knee replacement surgery. Rivaroxaban is in a class of medications called factor Xa.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Deep vein thrombosis 53 20
Pulmonary embolism 46 20
Atrial fibrillation 24 5
Blood clot 8 0
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome 6 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 5
Mild 12
None 37

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rivaroxaban

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bruising 5
Headaches 2
Nosebleeds (epistaxis) 2
Bleeding gums 1
Blood pooling in limbs 1
Burning sensation in eyes 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Rivaroxaban

Dosage Patients Percentage
20 mg daily 9
15 mg twice daily 2
15 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Rivaroxaban

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 13
Doctor's advice 9
Other 6
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 4
Change in health plan coverage 2
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Duration

Currently taking Rivaroxaban

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Rivaroxaban

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 9
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 51
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 47
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 4
$50-99 3
$25-49 2
< $25 19
Not specified 26

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Rivaroxaban after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Warfarin (Coumadin) 15
Enoxaparin (Lovenox) 4
Apixaban (Eliquis) 2
Clopidogrel (Plavix) 2
Aspirin (Aspirin Low Dose) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Rivaroxaban and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Warfarin (Coumadin) 9
Apixaban (Eliquis) 4
Enoxaparin (Lovenox) 4
Fluoxetine (Prozac) 1
Fondaparinux (Arixtra) 1

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5 patient evaluations for Rivaroxaban

Nov 2, 2017 (Started Mar 14, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pulmonary embolism)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Use the copay card available from the pharmaceutical company. There is a coupon for a free starter pack. Then there is another copay card that eliminates the copay. Also sign up for reminders from the company and you’ll get an email when it’s time to refill. Very handy.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 30, 2015 (Started Jan 16, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Haglund's deformity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent blood clotting)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Jan 4, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for causes blood to thin)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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