Chemical structure of Rivaroxaban
- It is used in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis after hip and knee replacement surgery.
- Rivaroxaban is also used for treatment of deep vein thrombosis in higher doses.
- Stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation is another role for the drug.
- It is better avoided in those with significant renal dysfunction, though it can be used at lower doses in certain condition in those with milder degrees of renal dysfunction.
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