- Are Aggrenox and Xarelto the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Aggrenox? (Side effects)
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Xarelto? (Side effects)
- What is Aggrenox? (Uses)
- What is Xarelto? (Uses)
- What Drugs Interact with Aggrenox? (Interactions)
- What Drugs Interact with Xarelto? (Interactions)
- How Should Aggrenox Be Taken? (Dosage)
- How Should Xarelto Be Taken? (Dosage)
Are Aggrenox and Xarelto the Same Thing?
What Are Possible Side Effects of Aggrenox?
Common side effects of Aggrenox include:
- flushing (redness or warmth of the face, neck, or chest),
- stomach upset,
- flu-like symptoms (such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat),
- memory problems,
- muscle or back pain,
- low blood pressure,
- blurred vision and changes in color vision,
- abnormal ejaculation, and
- prolonged erections (priapism).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Xarelto?
Common side effects of Xarelto include:
- warmth or redness in the face, neck, or chest,
- stuffy nose,
- stomach pain,
- upset stomach,
- memory problems,
- back pain,
- an inability to differentiate between the colors green and blue,
- loss of hearing,
- ringing in the ears,
- and dizziness.
What is Aggrenox?
- men with erectile dysfunction (ED)
- men with symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
- men with both ED and BPH
What is Xarelto?
Xarelto is a prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). You will not get an erection just by taking this medicine. Xarelto helps a man with erectile dysfunction get and keep an erection only when he is sexually excited (stimulated).
Xarelto is not for use in women or children.
It is not known if Xarelto is safe and effective in women or children under 18 years of age.
What Drugs Interact With Aggrenox?
Do not take Aggrenox if you:
- take any medicines called "nitrates".
- use recreational drugs called "poppers" like amyl nitrite and butyl nitrite.
- take any medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators, such as riociguat.
- are allergic to Aggrenox or Adcirca, or any of its ingredients.
Call your healthcare provider or get help right away if you have any of the symptoms of an allergic reaction listed above.
What Drugs Interact With Xarelto?
Do not take Xarelto if you:
- take medicines called nitrates (such as nitroglycerin)
- use street drugs called "poppers" such as amyl nitrate or amyl nitrite, and butyl nitrate
- take any medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators such as riociguat (Adempas)
- are allergic to sildenafil, as contained in Xarelto and REVATIO, or any of the ingredients in Xarelto. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Xarelto.
Xarelto may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect the way Xarelto works causing side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take any of the following:
- medicines called nitrates (see "What is the most important information I should know about Xarelto?")
- medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators, such as riociguat (Adempas)
- medicines called alpha blockers such as Hytrin (terazosin HCl), Flomax (tamsulosin HCl), Cardura (doxazosin mesylate), Minipress (prazosin HCl), Uroxatral (alfuzosin HCl), Jalyn (dutasteride and tamsulosin HCl), or Rapaflo (silodosin). Alpha-blockers are sometimes prescribed for prostate problems or high blood pressure. In some patients, the use of Xarelto with alpha-blockers can lead to a drop in blood pressure or to fainting.
- medicines called HIV protease inhibitors, such as ritonavir (Norvir), indinavir sulfate (Crixivan), saquinavir (Fortovase or Invirase) or atazanavir sulfate (Reyataz)
- some types of oral antifungal medicines, such as ketoconazole (Nizoral), and itraconazole (Sporanox)
- some types of antibiotics, such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), telithromycin (Ketek), or erythromycin
- other medicines that treat high blood pressure
- other medicines or treatments for ED
Xarelto contains sildenafil, which is the same medicine found in another drug called REVATIO. REVATIO is used to treat a rare disease called pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Xarelto should not be used with REVATIO or with other PAH treatments containing sildenafil or any other PDE5 inhibitors (such as Adcirca [tadalafil]).
Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for a list of these medicines, if you are not sure.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How Should Aggrenox Be Taken?
Take Aggrenox exactly as your healthcare provider prescribes it. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the dose that is right for you.
Some men can only take a low dose of Aggrenox or may have to take it less often, because of medical conditions or medicines they take.
Do not change your dose or the way you take Aggrenox without talking to your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider may lower or raise your dose, depending on how your body reacts to Aggrenox and your health condition.
Aggrenox may be taken with or without meals.
If you take too much Aggrenox, call your healthcare provider or emergency room right away.
How Should Xarelto Be Taken?
Take Xarelto exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
Your healthcare provider will tell you how much Xarelto to take and when to take it.
Your healthcare provider may change your dose if needed.
Take Xarelto about 1 hour before sexual activity. You may take Xarelto between 30 minutes to 4 hours before sexual activity if needed.
Do not take Xarelto more than 1 time a day.
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Aggrenox Prescribing Information.
Xarelto Prescribing Information.