Review: could Xarelto cause Headache?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 10, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.2/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 4,478 people who take Xarelto. Among them, 95 have Headache. See who they are, when they have Headache and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Xarelto (latest outcomes from 4,567 users) has active ingredients of rivaroxaban. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter, deep venous thrombosis. Commonly reported side effects of Xarelto include pulmonary embolism, deep venous thrombosis, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, haemorrhage, breathing difficulty.
Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,173,097 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.
On Feb, 28, 2014: 2,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Xarelto. Among them, 59 people (2.07%) have Headache.
Time on Xarelto when people have Headache * :
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Severity of Headache when taking Xarelto ** :
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How people recovered from Headache ** :
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Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Atrial fibrillation (45 people, 76.27%)
- Blood pressure (14 people, 23.73%)
- Blood cholesterol (12 people, 20.34%)
- Hypertension (10 people, 16.95%)
- Knee arthroplasty (7 people, 11.86%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Omeprazole (12 people, 20.34%)
- Simvastatin (11 people, 18.64%)
- Losartan potassium (10 people, 16.95%)
- Sotalol hcl (10 people, 16.95%)
- Crestor (9 people, 15.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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msemm22 on Sep, 23, 2013:
I am having the exact same issues. I have anticardiolipid antibody and was previously on Coumadin, now I have been on Xarelto for approx. 3 months. It's great not having to monitor but the headaches and lightheadedness don't out way the positives. My PCP is convinced it is the Xarelto but my Hematologist thinks differently. You aren't alone. Any feedback from anyone would be much appreciated!!
G Conner on Jul, 31, 2012:
female, age 65, Texas
I am on both Xraelto and Flecainade. I have had a headache all month since I started Flecainade. Wonder if those will go away after a while, some are severe, or the drug needs changing. I had atrial fibrillation, no valve problems and shocked on 7/3.
Dawn on Dec, 30, 2012:
I'm 40 years old and I've been on this drug for two months now and the headaches havent gone away. I'm on this because I have an MTHFR mutation that causes blood clots in my legs. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this, along with the welling and tired feeling go away.
Mark on Mar, 27, 2013:
I too am on Xarelto (20MG daily)for DVT/PE. Have some headaches as well. Usally after I take the dose at dinner meal. I did find some information about FDA trials of this drug. The drug company had subjects on 10 mg twicw daily during some of the reasearch. FDA did challenge as to why they went to a single dose of 20mg. I have thought perhaps changing to 10 mg twice daily.
Mark on Mar, 27, 2013:
Male, 58 yrs, currently on Xarelto for DVT /PE. Xarelto mfg. had trials done using 10 mg x 2 daily dose after the initial 15 mg x 2 daily.
FDA did challenge as to why dose was changed to a single dose after drug was made public. I get a headache after my 20 mg dose at dinnertime.
I wonder if the current dose of 20 mg daily might be too much for some people to tolerate.
I am contacting my Doc. to see if 10 mg X 2 daily would be an option.
christy rowan on May, 26, 2013:
I am on my 2nd month of xarelto. I was on couladon prior. I have anticardiolipin antibody syndrome... I am suffering from terriblr headaches, and sometimes lightheadedness. Trying to determine if it is from xarelto, or somedmething else. Any thoughts are appreciated.
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