What condition does Xarelto treat?
XARELTO® is a prescription medicine used to: reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people who have a medical condition called atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. With atrial fibrillation, part of the heart does not beat the way it should.
Is xarelto a Tier 1 drug?
What drug tier is Xarelto typically on? Medicare prescription drug plans typically list Xarelto on Tier 3 of their formulary. Generally, the higher the tier, the more you have to pay for the medication. Most plans have 5 tiers.
Why is xarelto better than other blood thinners?
Compared to warfarin, Xarelto results in less major bleeding or brain hemorrhage but slightly more gastrointestinal bleeding. Generally, all of the newer anticoagulants are considered safer than warfarin because of this smaller risk of bleeding into the brain.
Why is the drug Xarelto so expensive?
Xarelto is the brand name of the drug rivaroxaban. It’s a prescription blood thinner that’s often used by people who are at risk of serious blood clots….Costs of Xarelto.
|Xarelto at full price
|approximately $565 for a 30-day supply
|Xarelto using a mail-order pharmacy
|approximately $474 for a 30-day supply
How do I pay less for Xarelto?
The best way to save on Xarelto is to use your insurance. Yes, Xarelto is covered by most insurance plans, but there is a catch. Most plans require that patients submit a prior authorization form or complete step therapy before they will cover the drug.
What foods should be avoided when taking Xarelto?
Food Interactions It is important to know of any dietary restrictions you may need to adopt when taking Xarelto. Most anticoagulant medications would interact negatively with high-vitamin K rich foods such as leafy greens, kale, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and collards, to name a few.