Xarelto medication is used to prevent the blood from clotting. It belongs to the group called anticoagulants, and it acts by blocking certain proteins that are responsible for clotting of the blood. Xarelto is successfully used for the treatment or prevention of the following conditions: Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Xarelto treats or prevents the blood clot from forming that can cause DVT, which in turn, can cause pulmonary embolism. After surgery: It prevents the development of blood clots after certain surgeries especially after hip or knee replacement surgery. Atrial fibrillation: Xarelto is used in this heart rhythm disorder to lower the risk of developing a stroke caused by a blood clot.
Xarelto prescribing information is present on the label, and its dosage must be followed as directed by your physician. It comes in 3 strengths; Xarelto 10 mg, Xarelto 15 mg, and Xarelto 20 mg, so the strength will depend on your condition and age. The usual dosage according to different conditions varies between once or twice daily. Xarelto should be tapered off slowly and not stopped suddenly to avoid side effects.