Xarelto (rivaroxaban) is an anticoagulant (blood thinner) that prevents the formation of blood clots. For patients with renal failure, they have to pay high attention to medicines they are taking, because many medicines will produce wastes and toxins that need to be discharged by kidneys. What the effects of xarelto for patients with renal failure?
According survey, about 14% of people who take xarelto have some dverse drug reactions. The most common side effects and bleeding and anemia. Among other complications, kidney damage may be seen. Those who have damage of kidney may experience elevated creatinine and BUN (blood urea nitrogen). In addition, bleeding, as mentioned above, may occur in adrenal gland and blood can be seen in urine. Swelling is also one possible bad result of taking xarelto. Renal failure patients’ kidneys have been severely damaged with GFR (glomerular filtration rate) less than 15ml/min. At this end stage renal disease, the kidneys cannot discharge excessive wastes and toxins adequately. Not only xarelto but also some other medicines such as diuretics and hypotensive drugs may also cause kidney damage, resulting in high creatinine and blood urea nitrogen level.
Even though xarelto have those side effect, patients can take with proper dosage under the doctor’s guidance. In addition, they should keep a healthy diet and take reasonable treatment to improve kidney function to enhance the filtrating ability to discharge more wastes. Meanwhile, try not use medicines that are toxic to kidneys. You can try some Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM), which come from nature, and are processed without addition of chemical ingredients. Our experts online will give you some suggestions, but it will be better for you to give us more detailed information about your illness condition.
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