Hematology/bleeding and Xarelto
Hello and thank you for your time to answer this question. I had an ablation this past October and was put on Xarelto to lower stroke risk. Unfortunately, nearly immediately after the ablation, I began to experience hematuria. It is not a large amount but is pretty constant. At first I attributed the bleeding to a possible UTI. the bleeding continued, and I finally asked the EP if I could discontinue the Xarelto as I began to experience other bleeding as well. He said to replace it with aspirin, which I have done, but the hematuria persists. How long after you stop Xarelto can I expect before it ends? Today there was a blood clot (a bit scary I must admit). It has only been about a week since I stopped the Xarelto.
Thank you again so much for your answer.
Xarelto can cause bleeding. And this is more often when combined with below drugs:
Aspirin or aspirin-containing products
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Any medicine that contains heparin
Other medicines to prevent or treat blood clots
Actually half life of xarelto is 7-11 hrs. So its effect should stop in 1-2 days after you stopped the medication. So I think bleeding could be because of the other medicines you are on. Even aspirin can increase the bleeding time.