Rivaroxaban is a highly selective direct factor Xa inhibitor. Inhibition of factor Xa interrupts the intrinsic and extrinsic pathway of the blood coagulation cascade, inhibits thrombin formation. Rivaroxaban does not inhibit thrombin (activated factor II) and no effects on platelets have been demonstrated.
(in Tablet form)
The recommended dose is 2.5 mg twice daily. Patients should also take a daily dose of 75-100 mg Aspirin or a daily dose of 75-100 mg Aspirin in addition to either a daily dose of 75 mg clopidogrel or a standard daily dose of ticlopidine.
Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: For patients with Creatinin Clearance >50 mL/min: 20 mg orally, once daily with the evening meal. For patients with Creatinin Clearance 15-50 ml/min: 15 mg orally, once daily with the evening meal
Treatment of DVT & PE: 15 mg orally twice daily with food for the first 21 days for the initial treatment of acute DVT or PE. After the initial treatment period, 20 mg orally once daily with food for the remaining treatment
Prevention in the risk of recurrence of DVT and of PE: 20 mg once daily with food
Prophylaxis of DVT following Hip replacement surgery: 10 mg once daily for 35 days
Prophylaxis of DVT following knee replacement surgery: 10 mg once daily for 12 days
Manufacturer: Square Pharmaceutical Ltd.