Is it OK to take ibuprofen with Xarelto?

No, you cannot take ibuprofen while taking Xarelto. People who take Xarelto must be careful avoid over-the-counter pain relievers because they can cause you to bleed. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
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What medications should not be taken with Xarelto?

Adverse Medication Interactions Involving Xarelto
  • Other blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), etc.
  • Medications used to treat blood and circulation problems like cilostazol (Pletal), etc.
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), aspirin, etc.
  • Why do you have to take Xarelto in the evening?

    Atrial fibrillation patients should take Xarelto once a day during their evening meal so that it can be totally absorbed. Xarelto, like other anticoagulants, may cause bleeding that can (rarely) result in death. Xarelto caused more bleeding in the stomach and less in the brain.
  • Can you drink alcohol while on Xarelto?

    This medication may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine will increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about how much alcohol you may safely drink.
  • What are the alternatives to Xarelto?

    Besides warfarin, you and your doctor will take a look at these new drugs:
    • Apixaban (Eliquis)
    • Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
    • Edoxaban (Savaysa)
    • Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
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What is prescribed for pain if you take blood thinners?

Blood thinners are usually given to people at risk for developing blood clots from conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms. Use of these lifesaving medications requires caution with other drugs, especially painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve).
  • Can you drink alcohol when you have a blood clot?

    Alcohol itself, in low to moderate amounts, isn't likely to raise your DVT risk. It may even protect healthy adults. It can act as a blood thinner. And a researcher in Norway found studies that show the more you drink, the lower your blood clot risk.
  • Is acetaminophen considered a blood thinner?

    No, acetaminophen is not classified as a blood thinner-type of drug, but aspirin is a blood thinner. Acetaminophen is considered the pain and fever reliever of choice for most patients receiving oral anticoagulant therapy like warfarin.
  • What is prescribed for pain if you take blood thinners?

    Blood thinners are usually given to people at risk for developing blood clots from conditions such as abnormal heart rhythms. Use of these lifesaving medications requires caution with other drugs, especially painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen (Aleve).

Updated: 4th October 2018

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