I have been prescribed Xarelto® (rivaroxaban) to either treat DVT or PE, or prevent them from recurring

When should I not take Xarelto?

Do not take Xarelto:

  • If you are allergic to rivaroxaban or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you are bleeding excessively
  • If you have a disease or condition in an organ of the body that increases the risk of serious bleeding (e.g. stomach ulcer, injury or bleeding in the brain, recent surgery of the brain or eyes)
  • If you are taking medicines to prevent blood clotting (e.g. warfarin, dabigatran, apixaban or heparin), except when changing anticoagulant treatment or while getting heparin through a venous or arterial line to keep it open.
  • If you have a liver disease which leads to an increased risk of bleeding
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Do not take Xarelto and tell your doctor if any of these apply to you.

To access the latest version of the Xarelto 2.5mg, 10mg and 15/20 mg Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) as well as Xarelto Patient Information Leaflet (PIL), please click on the following link eMC Widget

Report Possible Side Effects

This medicine is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in Google Play or Apple App Store.

You can also report side effects and quality complaints to Bayer Plc. Further information is available on the “contact” tab at www.bayer.co.uk.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.