Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Factor Xa inhibitor, acts at the active site of factor Xa to inhibit its actions in the coagulation cascade.[1][2][3]
Route: PO
Extravasation: n/a

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Reversal information

Factor Xa, recombinant, inactivated-zhzo (Andexxa) can bind, sequester, and reverse the anticoagulation effect of rivaroxaban and apixaban.

Diseases for which it is used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

  • 7/1/2011: FDA approved "for the prophylaxis of DVT, which may lead to PE in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery."
  • 11/4/2011: FDA approved "to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation."
  • 11/2/2012: FDA approved for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and for the reduction in the risk of recurrence of DVT and of PE."

Also known as

  • Code name: BAY 59-7939
  • Brand name: Xarelto