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Is Generic Xarelto Available?

Wednesday 2 June 2021
4 minute(s) read
Dr.Daniel M. Strickland

Medically reviewed by

Dr Daniel M. Strickland, MD

on 9 March 2023

Table of Contents

I. Xarelto Overview

II. Risk Factors for Blood Clots

III. Why Xarelto is Expensive

IV. Xarelto Safety and Precautions

V. Fill Your Prescription for Xarelto Today

Xarelto Overview

Xarelto is a prescription medication used to treat or prevent thromboembolism (blood clot). Blood clots can occur in the arms and legs and cause deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots can also cause blockages in the lungs, which is known as pulmonary embolism (PE).

Those at risk of blood clots—such as atrial fibrillation patients, patients on extended bed rest, and post-surgery patients—are often prescribed Xarelto to lower their risk. Blood clots can lead to life-threatening complications, so it is important to ask your doctor about blood thinners like Xarelto if you are at risk. [1]

The active ingredient in Xarelto is rivaroxaban, a factor Xa inhibitor, an enzyme involved in the clotting cascade. Blocking the activity of factor Xa reduces the body’s clotting ability. While Xarelto is a successful blood thinner, many may seek out the generic version to save money on this expensive medication. Currently, there is no generic version of Xarelto approved in the United States or Canada. Luckily, generic Xarelto is available from countries outside of the USA and Canada through an online pharmacy referral service. Read on to learn more about this popular blood thinner and how you can buy generic rivaroxaban online. [1]

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Risk Factors for Blood Clots

You may need to ask your doctor about Xarelto if you are at risk of blood clots. There are certain risk factors that all patients should know about before starting Xarelto. Certain risk factors (such as smoking) are avoidable, but not all of them are in your control, nor would they all necessarily justify the use of anticoagulants. You may be at risk of blood clots if:

  • You are pregnant
  • You are undergoing cancer treatment
  • You are obese
  • You smoke
  • You recently had hip or knee surgery, or any major surgery
  • You are confined to a sitting position for long periods
  • You are on prolonged bed rest, or sitting, such as on a long airline flight
  • You are undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT), although this risk is controversial
  • You are taking birth control pills
  • Certain genetic conditions

Several of these risk factors may seem insignificant, but a blood clot can block the blood flow in your major organs and lead to a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism. More than 600,000 people in the U.S. experience blood clots every year, which is why it is important to limit your risk. [2]

Why Xarelto is Expensive

Xarelto is expensive and unaffordable for many people because of its effectiveness, popularity, and a lack of competition in the United States. Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ Xarelto patent in the USA will expire between 2024 and 2039 depending on the prescribed usage, so there will not likely be a generic Xarelto available in the United States for some time to come. [3]

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Xarelto is the most effective when taken consistently, which is a conflicting situation for those who struggle to afford their monthly prescription. Doctors do not recommend rationing Xarelto because doing so puts you at risk of adverse outcomes. One solution is to find generic rivaroxaban is using online pharmacy referral services like Canada Med Pharmacy, who can connect you with licensed international fulfillment centres and/or pharmacies who carry rivaroxaban.

Xarelto Safety and Precautions

Canada Med Pharmacy is CIPA and IPABC Certified, so filling your prescription through our online platform is safe and reliable. However, many fraudulent websites may claim that their generic Xarelto is approved in the U.S. This is false, and filling your prescription through unreliable websites can put your health at risk. Canada Med Pharmacy offers a call center and pharmacist counseling services to ensure the safety and timely arrival of your orders.

When taking Xarelto or generic rivaroxaban, it is important to be aware of possible side effects that may occur. If you have any of the side effects listed below, call your doctor.

  • Pink, brown, or red urine
  • Pain, swelling, or excessive bleeding from an injury
  • Bleeding that does not stop
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling like you are about to faint
  • Blood in the stool, vomit, or cough [1]

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It is also important to avoid drug interactions. Xarelto is known to interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, HIV medications, and anti-seizure drugs.

Xarelto can interact with some foods, such as grapefruit, supplements, and vitamins, so inform your doctor about the substances you are taking to ensure there are no interactions before taking rivaroxaban. [1]

Fill Your Prescription for Xarelto Today

At the moment, using an online pharmacy referral service may be the only way to get reliable discount Xarelto and generic rivaroxaban. Visit Canada Med Pharmacy to save money and time, and have your medications shipped directly to your doorstep from licensed international fulfillment centres and/or pharmacies. While Canada and the United States will most likely eventually approve a generic version of Xarelto, you can start saving today with generic Xarelto from other countries.

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